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Bougainvillea 'Mrs Eva Variegata Purple'

Family Name: Nyctaginaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Little Water Moderate Water Bonsai Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage Dry Soils / Drought Climber, Vine and Liana


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a woody shrub, scrambling, grows up to 8 m tall and spreads to about 1.5 m wide.
Foliage Leaves are variegated with green and white.
Stems The stems have thorns which are found on the leaf axils.
Flowers Flowers are tubular, with purple bracts.
Etymology Genus Bougainvillea is named after Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729 - 1811), who was a French naval officer.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Container Planting, Bonsai, General, Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Hedge / Screening
Usage Hazard - Cons Spines/Thorns - Stem/Branch

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Little Water, Moderate Water
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, White
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Alternate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage

Non - Foliar and Storage

Stem Type & Modification Woody

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Purple
Flower Texture(s) Papery
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Axillary
Individual Flower Shape Tubular

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Master ID 48
Species ID 1344
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.