Recently, our part of the world has become a playground for the bougainvillea
looper, which is the munching caterpillar or larval stage of a small moth.
thrive in the low and intermediate deserts (Sunset climate zones 12-13) and in warm parts of California (zones 15-17, 19, and 21-24).
can supply a profusion of blooms in spring and summer and some will continue to flower through the autumn and winter.
If you come to California from a place like Chicago, as I did, your first impression of bougainvillea
is bound to be a positive one.
A good way to grow bougainvilleas
is as standards in containers.
are an exception; their roots should not be pruned.
In 1994 we had a stovepipe and stucco chimney put in and the bougainvillea
is in front of it.
BRING the magic of the Med to your garden this summer by planting a bougainvillea
, one of the most popular flowers in sunshine countries.
Like many subtropicals, bougainvilleas
usually shed leaves briefly at winter's end, then rapidly shoot out fresh greenery.
The only pests I have noticed on Valley bougainvilleas
Already frost-damaged bougainvilleas
and ficus trees are showing new growth.
Just look at the burnt bougainvilleas
in front of the fast-food restaurant on Van Nuys Boulevard and Moorpark Street in Sherman Oaks.
and hibiscus do well in containers for a number of years.
Instead, Davis focuses on a few select types, devoting individual chapters, for example, to citrus, azaleas, camellias, roses and bougainvilleas
Tasks involve pruning overgrown shrubberies, which might include bougainvillea
growing against a wall, in which case, branches formed of new growth generally should cut-back to the main stems.