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Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Orange King' (Bougainvillea 'Orange King')

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5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Orange King'

Other names

Bougainvillea 'Orange King'

Genus

Bougainvillea Bougainvillea

Variety or Cultivar

'Orange King' _ 'Orange King' is a tender evergreen climber with ovate leaves and clusters of papery orange-red bracts around small red flowers.


Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Orange King' is: Evergreen

Habit

Branching, Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Orange-red in Summer; Orange-red in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs

General care

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Orange King' (Bougainvillea 'Orange King') will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Indoor, Containers, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant under glass in loam-based compost in full light and good ventilation, or outdoors in warm, sheltered frost-free spot. Needs to be moved inside over winter. May survive short spells down to 0 °C if kept fairly dry. Water freely in summer and little i

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Orange King'

Other names

Bougainvillea 'Orange King'

Genus

Bougainvillea Bougainvillea

Variety or Cultivar

'Orange King' _ 'Orange King' is a tender evergreen climber with ovate leaves and clusters of papery orange-red bracts around small red flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Branching, Climbing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Orange-red in Summer; Orange-red in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs

General care

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Bougainvillea x buttiana 'Orange King' (Bougainvillea 'Orange King') will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 1.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Conservatory, Indoor, Containers, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant under glass in loam-based compost in full light and good ventilation, or outdoors in warm, sheltered frost-free spot. Needs to be moved inside over winter. May survive short spells down to 0 °C if kept fairly dry. Water freely in summer and little i

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10

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May 2013 - day of planting (21/05/2013)

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