Bougainvillea ‘La Jolla’

Red Bush Bougainvillea

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 4' x 6'

Natural Growth Habit: Mounding

Native To: South America

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Red

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer, Fall

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Deer Resistant / Desert Conditions / Hedge / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #1, #5, 10" Deco Pot, #15

Sunset Garden Zones: 5, 6, 12-17, 19, 21-24

A Bit More

If you love the look of Bougainvillea, but don’t have a good place for a large vine, ‘La Jolla’ might be the perfect solution.  ‘La Jolla’ has a more compact and shrubby habit than most Bougainvillea, so you don’t have to look for a place to let it climb.  Cold hardy to 25°F and drought tolerant once established, Bougainvillea ‘La Jolla’ is both showy and sturdy.  Be sure to plant in full sun for the best show of color.  Do be sure to wear puncture resistant gloves when handling Bougainvillea; those thorns can be fierce.  Prune in spring, after danger of last frost has passed, and shape as best suits the garden it’s in.   It’s hard to go wrong with those fluffy clusters of violet tinged red.

A Bit More

If you love the look of Bougainvillea, but don’t have a good place for a large vine, ‘La Jolla’ might be the perfect solution.  ‘La Jolla’ has a more compact and shrubby habit than most Bougainvillea, so you don’t have to look for a place to let it climb.  Cold hardy to 25°F and drought tolerant once established, Bougainvillea ‘La Jolla’ is both showy and sturdy.  Be sure to plant in full sun for the best show of color.  Do be sure to wear puncture resistant gloves when handling Bougainvillea; those thorns can be fierce.  Prune in spring, after danger of last frost has passed, and shape as best suits the garden it’s in.   It’s hard to go wrong with those fluffy clusters of violet tinged red.