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Bougainvillea ‘San Diego Red’ (photo courtesy of Claire Curran)
Bougainvillea ‘San Diego Red’ (photo courtesy of Claire Curran)

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Zone
Zones 12-17, 19, 21-29, H1, H2
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Bougainvillea ‘San Diego Red’

Nyctaginaceae
Evergreen, Vines

This is one of the best on all counts, with large, deep green leaves that hold on well in cold winters; deep red bracts that appear over a long season; and hardiness equal to old-fashioned purple bougainvilleas. Vigorous and high climbing, it can be trained to tree form by staking and pruning.

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