Bougainvillea: New River Latin Name: BOUGAINVILLEA 'New River'
The Basics This tropical evergreen has a dense flowering habit and vibrant purple blooms surrounded by dark green leaves. This heavy bloomer retains its color well and reaches 20-30 feet tall (6-10 feet wide). It flourishes as a vine, accent, ground cover, or container plant.
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full Sun Amount of Water: Once established, needs only occasional watering. Soil Conditions: Well drained Cold Hardiness Zone: 10-11
The Care Like other bougainvilleas, ‘New River’ thrives in well-drained or slightly dry soils in very warm climates. It also blooms far more showily when conditions are dry. If over watered, even in the desert, it will produce too much foliage and insufficient color. It has a large fibrous root system that resents disturbance, so when planting a nursery purchase, keep the rootball intact. It is among the queens of climbers for walls, fences, arbors, shade structures, gazebos, and even thrives climbing onto roofs or into tree tops.