Do not plant close by pedestrian traffic, it is foolish, and you will spend the rest of your life in futile attempts to keep them from poking someone eyes or getting hurt with the nasty thorns. If you like are into the hedges fad, good luck! You will get lots of foliage with little flowering left available after every trim.
If you live in them template areas, you could keep them inside, but, the possibilities are that every imaginable disease may drop by. If I am mistaken, be kind, let me know.
that is that
If I ever make my top twenty list in
the collection, Bouganvilleas will be
among the top ten.
They are not easy to propagate, even with rooting hormones, my record is not so hot. Mine have demonstrated resistance to heat/drought and pests.The first Boganvillea planted in the corner of the west/south garden was a present from Suncha, it is 3 years old. Thanks to careful pruning, the branches in the front of the house have them weeping branches while those the back (south garden)
are almost flat resting on wires.
Now a few facts for the record
Bouganvillea comprises 14 to18 tropical American shrubby, climbing
species, many cultivated for their inflorescences. The genus is named after the French navigator and explorer Loius-Antoine de Bouganville,
1729-1811, who discovered the plants in Brazil during one of his voyages. There is much hybridization in the genus, making the identification of some of the species and cultivars difficult.
W. Arthur Whistler