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Bougainvillea hybrida Smarty Pants

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Bougainvillea hybrida Smarty Pants Paper Flower, Strawflower, Straw Flower,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Climbers, Hedging / Screening, Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Shrubs Climbing / Twining, Dense, Shrub Like, Upright

A smaller more upright compact form of bougainvillea which produces masses of hot pink flowers through the warmer months of the year. Its more compact form makes it perfect for a bonsai specimen or for use as low dense hedge or border.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Climber / Creeper, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Topiary / Espalier, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods

Family Name: Origin:
Nyctaginaceae SouthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Low, Medium / Moderate
Drought: High, Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate