Bougainvillea question

v1rtu0s1ty(5a)March 28, 2011

Back in the 80s(Philippines), I remember our neighbor had this vine. If my memory recalls it, it's somewhat a combination of a vine and a shrub that trails. :) It was very long and tons of flowers. No scent though but beautiful!

Is this possible to grow it in zone 5(cut it in winter then bring it in)? I don't recall it being a fast grower because I was so young that time.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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I don't see why you couldn't - it isn't hardy except in zone 9 and up, but you could bring it into a warm area for the winter and re-start it in the spring. Since it is such a slow grower, I doubt it would put on a display for you - better to buy a new one each year and trade it to someone in a warmer climate.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2011 at 8:19PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

There are quite a lot of cultivars and you might want to research one of the smaller less thorny ones which would be more managable if you are shifting it around. The link is to a commercial outfit but there is a lot of info including how to bring them in for the winter.

Here is a link that might be useful: bougainvillea

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 5:54AM
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