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Sundown Orange Bougainvillea

BOUGAINVILLEA 'Sundown Orange'

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Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)

Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors
4-11 patio
8-11 outdoors

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Mature Height:

10-30 ft.

Mature Width:

10-20 ft.


Full Sun

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Botanical Name:

BOUGAINVILLEA 'Sundown Orange'

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Covered in Brilliant Tri-Colored Blooms!

Few ornamentals rival the highly prized hues of the Sundown Orange ‘Bougainvillea.’ This vibrant tropical vine offers three truly stunning stages of color, each bright and fiery as a summer sunset! The flowers themselves are delicate and white, while the intense color is provided by surrounding bracts. These papery, petal-like leaves start off as hot orange, turn to bright coral, and fade to a deep salmon pink. Large clusters of vivid colors are densely packed against deep green foliage, creating one of the most stunning displays a bougainvillea can offer.

This native of South America is often seen spilling over archways and verandas of adobe homes. You can expect a huge splash of color from this show-stopping tropical vine!

Incredibly Versatile Container Plant
The Sundown Orange ‘Bougainvillea,’ with its long arching and pliable vines, is coveted by bonsai enthusiasts for the way it responds to pruning. This perennial is easily trained; you get to decide the shape and size it will take! If you’d prefer it to be quaint and shrub-like for your patio, it is easily kept compact in container.  For more height, train the woody vines to twist into trunk-like braids to create a small flowering tree. Or, allow it to take off up a trellis, and brighten up any corner of your porch with flame-colored frills of bloom!

If you have the space for more impact, let it branch out from its container and support it up a wall, or easily drape it over an entranceway. Imagine inviting guests into your home through a bright canopy of color!

The Sundown Orange ‘Bougainvillea’ is easily pruned any time of year, so simply cut it back before temperatures begin to lower and bring it inside for winter. It is sure to return with another showy display of blooms in spring!

Unique Choice for Hanging Baskets
Since the growth of this vine isn’t necessarily upright, it can effortlessly trail down the sides of hanging planters. It’s a truly unique choice; the vines will seem to be pouring out color from their long, elegant tresses. Unlike pansies and petunias that live for just one season, if stored inside for winter, this perennial will return to adorn your porch year after year!

Fast Growing Vine Offers Quick, Colorful Coverage
The sky is the limit with what this vigorous vine can offer your landscape, from privacy, to shade, to groundcover. It grows fast without being invasive, and in one season will provide warm regions a blanket of color, for virtually any sunny location you choose! It will quickly climb a pergola or arbor providing your family privacy and shade. Train it to cover fences for a dense and luscious wall of dark green foliage and bright orange blooms. Easily lead it through porch railings to create privacy on your deck, while you’ll have a close-up view of the butterflies and humming birds admiring the blooms!

This sun-loving vine thrives in hot and sunny conditions and will be evergreen when planted in the ground in warm regions. Plant several in a row and maintain a privacy hedge for your home, and enjoy month after month of bright and fiery color from your gorgeous living border!

Easy and Adaptable Ornamental
This beautiful vine is strong, and its blossoms hang tough through windy weather. It is deer resistant, pest resistant, and handles drought with ease. It is tolerant of most soil types. It needs only good drainage and plenty of sun, and it will supply bloom after bloom of color, bright as a sunset sky!

Order the Sundown Orange ‘Bougainvillea’ now to explore the possibilities this versatile vine has to offer you! 

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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Sundown Orange Bougainvillea

Sundown Orange Bougainvillea Planting Diretions

Location: The Sundown Orange Bougainvillea grows in USDA plant hardiness zones 10 to 11 (Zone 9 it could be considered a returning perennial). It attains a maximum height of about 20-40 feet. Unlike other bougainvillea varieties, it will continue bloom year round in three month cycles. It is an ideal vine for container growth, to grow against walls, along fences, across arbors, on shade structures, around gazebos, and up trees. Space the plants at least 4 to 6 feet apart to allow ample growth room.


Planting Instructions: Choose a planting location that offers full sun for optimum flowering. The bougainvillea will grow in partial shade but it will often not bloom to its full potential in such a location. Ideally, it requires full sun to produce a bevy of blossoms.


The planting location should feature well-draining soil that is slightly acidic. The bougainvillea prefers a soil pH of 6.0 to 6.5.


Dig a hole that is twice as large at the plant’s root ball and just as deep. Gently remove the bougainvillea from the container and place it into the hole. In areas with poorly draining soil, it is suggested that you add sand or loam to the soil to increase drainage. Backfill the planting hole and press the soil down around the bougainvillea’s roots to remove air pockets. Water thoroughly to help settle the soil.


Container Growth: Choose a potting container that is at least twice the plant’s root ball size. The container should have adequate drainage holes in the base to allow water to flow freely away from the plant’s roots.


Use a soilless potting media. Fill the potting container with 2 or 3 inches of media and then place the bougainvillea into the pot. Fill the pot with the media. Lightly press down around the plant's roots to remove air pockets. Leave a 1-inch gap between the soil’s top line and the rim of the pot to provide adequate room to water the plant.


Place the potted bougainvillea in a sunny location on the porch, patio, or balcony. If you are growing the plant indoors, place the plant in a south facing window.


When grown indoors the bougainvillea prefers a humidity level of 50 percent or higher. It thrives with an indoor temperature of 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. At night the temperatures should not dip below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.


Irrigation: Water the bougainvillea when the soil feels dry to the touch. Avoid over-watering the plant or it will fail to produce blooms.


Fertilizer: Apply a water based 15-15-15 fertilizer to the bougainvillea every two weeks at a ratio of ½ tsp of fertilizer per gallon of water. You can also use a water soluble fertilizer that is suitable for azaleas on the bougainvillea.


Pruning: The bougainvillea will tolerate pruning to maintain its size or shape. However, it does not require regular pruning. If desired, prune the bougainvillea after flowering - or during the winter months when the evenings are slightly warmer to maintain shaping.

Planting & Care

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this shrub looks really pretty to me, and I can't wait to see how it grows for me. I am going to want to shape it for the tree effect.
Laura M on Jun 14, 2017
this shrub looks really pretty to me, and I can't wait to see how it grows for me. I am going to want to shape it for the tree effect.
Laura M on Jun 14, 2017
love the bougainvillea colors
anthony c on Apr 29, 2017
love the bougainvillea colors
anthony c on Apr 29, 2017

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