Bougainvillea is a drought-tolerant, water-wise flowering plant that will deliver an explosion of colour throughout most of the year, even in winter. It can be grown on a trellis up a wall, over a pagoda, as an impenetrable thorny hedge and in containers, too. Choose a dwarf variety if you have a small garden.
Bougainvillea is a genus of thorny ornamental vining plants. These evergreen flowering plants are native to coastal Brazil and thrive in humid tropical and subtropical areas. Once established, they are extremely drought tolerant, requiring very little water. The hotter it is, the better these beautiful plants like it.