USES: Strong and continual flowering dwarf bougainvillea with pink bracts. Does well as a low shrub, hedge – clipped or unclipped, as a groundcover, pot or container plant, en masse, in planters and on green rooves.
SIZE: Grows 50cm – 75cm tall with a 90cm spread at a rate of 50cm p/a.
LOCATION: Full sun and reflected heat to partial shade. Requires some protection from salty coastal winds
SOIL: Best in an organically enriched fertile soil with a pH 5.6 – 7.8, acidic to mildly alkaline. Will show leaf chlorosis if soil is too alkaline or saline.
FERTILISER: Apply a slow release 15:8:11 NPK with trace elements together with Fe chelate and seaweed as a soil drench every 4 months. Do not use too much N which will encourage leaf growth rather than bracts.
WATER: Keep soil moist but not wet. Flowering tends to be more prolific when the plant is slightly water stressed. Moderately drought tolerant for short periods only. Does not accept over irrigation or waterlogging.