Botanical Name: Bougainvillea 'La Jolla' Add
Common Name: Bougainvillea, La Jolla  
Plant photo of: Bougainvillea 'La Jolla'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover


Height Range

1-3', 3-6'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Intermittent


Leaf Color



Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Low, Medium


Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish, Tropical


Accenting Features

Espalier, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Patio, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Mass Planting


Attracts Wildlife


Information by:
Photographer: Dave Ryden
  • Description

  • Notes

The large amount of flamboyant color on this species creates a wonderful accent in a garden. Varieties can be in bush or vine form; colors vary. Once established, they tend to be carefree. All varieties are susceptible to frost damage. 'La Jolla' blooms in bright red; it is a compact shrub and good for containers. It is senstive to frost and will die back hard but comes back in a number of weeks. Be carefeul of this in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.