Bougainvillea 'Snow Purple'

Bougainvillea ‘Snow Purple’

Bougainvillea

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

  • Botanical name: Bougainvillea 'Snow Purple'
  • Common name: Bougainvillea
  • Family: Nyctaginaceae
  • Plant Type: House plant, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Bougainvillea glabra is an evergreen climbing plant with thorny stems, native to South America. In Britain it’s grown as a houseplant, typically in sunny, humid conservatories and greenhouses, where conditions mimic those of its native subtropical habitat.

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Bougainvillea ‘Snow Purple’ bears clusters of tiny white flowers surrounded by delicate pink-purple bracts. 

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For best results grow Bougainvillea ‘Snow Purple’ in a large container. When pruning, cut back side shoots to three to four buds. Feed with a nitrogen-rich fertiliser when it comes into growth in spring, followed by a potash-rich fertiliser when the flower buds appear. Protect from frost and water sparingly in winter.

How to grow Bougainvillea 'Snow Purple'

  • Plant size

    5m height

    5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Bougainvillea 'Snow Purple' and wildlife

Bougainvillea 'Snow Purple' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Bougainvillea 'Snow Purple' poisonous?

Bougainvillea 'Snow Purple' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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