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Does bougainvillea need a trellis?

Asked by Marvin Hutchinson on September 08, 2021

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Bougainvillea is a flowering vine that you can train on a trellis or fence for a landscape accent. Bougainvillea is sensitive to cold and frost and should be protected or taken indoors when these conditions occur. Training the bougainvillea vines keeps them under control for an attractive color display in your yard.

How do you care for bougainvillea in Florida? Plant careAdd top soil or organic peat moss mixed with composted cow manure to the hole when you plant. Regular bougainvillea care involves trimming after each bloom cycle and then fertilizing to promote new growth and-new flowers. Trim each branch about 6 or 8 inches from the tip.

Can Bougainvillea grow in pots? Bougainvillea performs well in a relatively small container where its roots are slightly restricted. When the plant is large enough for repotting, move it to a container only one size larger. Use a regular potting soil without a high level of peat moss; too much peat retains moisture and may result in rootrot.

What colors do bougainvillea come in? Bougainvillea can be trained as a vine, when given support…. It can even be trained as a hedge…. Bougainvillea comes in a variety of colors – pink, purple, orange, yellow and white with magenta being the most common color. One of my favorite forms of Bougainvillea is called “Torch Glow”(below).

Are bougainvillea poisonous to dogs? Bougainvillea is classified as mildly toxic to dogs. The most common side effect of a dog eating bougainvillea are gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Call a veterinarian if your dog experiences ill effects after eating any_plant.