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My Neighbor's Red and White Bougainvilleas

My Neighbor's Red and White Bougainvilleas (Bougainvillea)

My across-the-street neighbor has many big Bougainvilleas by their fence. Also, the whole very, very long fence is full of 3 varieties of passion fruit vines. There's also a lot of Aloe, Agave attenuata, Jade plants and Echium fastuosum. Photo taken Oct. 24, 2012.

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I love this

25 Oct, 2012


Oh how amazing......

25 Oct, 2012


Thanks! Most people here have a least one Bougainvillea in their yard.

26 Oct, 2012


They are great, as long as you never have to prune them back. The red and white look great together.

27 Oct, 2012



Yes, this is why I have a few in pots, only. I enjoy all the large ones in the ground around me. :>)

27 Oct, 2012


Having had Bougies in the ground at our last home, I can say that I would never willing plant one in the ground ever again. Of course they turn into monsters in the tropics, and are far better off in pots.

27 Oct, 2012


I would only grow one if I had a gardener to cut it back. lol! :>)

They turn into monsters even here in the subtropics! There's many very large ones along several freeways here. Also, they grow up very tall palms to 70ft (21m)

28 Oct, 2012


Yes I'm in full agreement with you there Andy. If I had a gardener I'd grow Bougies too! I've seen them grow up massive Gum trees and Palms as well.

28 Oct, 2012


What a beautiful garden your neighbour must have & a lovely view for you to look out on. Bourgies grew all over the place in The Gambia, where I lived for several years in the late 1980s. They formed huge hedges along roadsides ....usually various shades of pink, but sometimes reds & less commonly an orange colour.

15 Nov, 2012



Don they grow where you live?

Bougainvillea is an extremely common vine or shrub here.

17 Nov, 2012


I think they do grow in warmer areas of the North Island, & the upper tip of South Island. I have not seen them growing in the area I now live in, central North Island, as probably not hot enough in the summer, & too cool in the wi ter.

20 Nov, 2012


Some varieties grow in cooler climates. I've seen very large one in San Francisco's typically the common purple variety, which is one of the most cool-tolerant.

21 Nov, 2012

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