Pink Pixie Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea ‘Pink Pixie’)

Pink Pixie Bougainvillea

$129.95

What is Pink Pixie Bougainvillea

With its fuchsia bracts, the Pink Pixie Bougainvillea adds magic to any landscaping. This flowering vine is dramatic over doorways or falling lushly from arbors. And it’s equally at home as a groundcover or in rock gardens, too!

Native to South America, this tropical evergreen vine loves heat, making it ideal for desert climates. If you live in a hot place, the Bougainvillea is a perennial, blooming consistently from spring through fall. Alternatively, these plants do well in containers that can be moved indoors in winter.

And did you know the Pink Pixie Bougainvillea’s flowers aren’t actually a showy pinkish-purple? Those are its leaves! Its flowers are tiny white blossoms that bloom better under stress. That’s right–Bougainvilleas actually prefer crowded roots, hot weather, and limited water, making them a breeze to care for!

What’s more is that the Pink Pixie Bougainvillea attracts pollinators, so you’ll enjoy watching birds, butterflies and bees flocking to your yard!

With this Bougainvillea, you’ll have endless planting possibilities. And because we’ve carefully grown and maintained your plant far before it reaches you, you can except a strong, well-developed root system and growth that’s ready to thrive!

Looking for the boldest touch of color and easygoing nature?

Pink Pixie Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea 'Pink Pixie') Bougainvillea 'Pink Pixie'

How to Grow and Care for Pink Pixie Bougainvillea

Pink Pixie Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea ‘Pink Pixie’) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

Planting

Bougainvilleas do best in a full sun location. Try and find somewhere that will offer at least 6 hours of direct sun every day. Ensure your drainage is good–plants don’t like to be in areas where water may collect for prolonged periods. Bougainvilleas like to climb since they’re vines, so make sure they have something like a fence or trellis to grow properly. If growing as a hedge, space them 18-20 inches apart.

Watering

Water your Bougainvillea as needed. Maintain a consistently moist soil but NOT overly saturated. Too much water can weaken the vine and cause excess leaf growth in place of the decorative color you’d expect.

For a potted Bougainvillea, use your index finger to determine if more water is needed. Stick it into the soil down to a depth of 2 inches and feel around. If there is still moisture present, leave it be a bit longer. If it has dried out, water until you see it escaping the drainage holes and stop.

Pruning

Your Bougainvillea will respond to pruning greatly when done properly. Pruning is typically done in the late fall or early winter season. Some light trimming will keep the vine trained to a certain visual habit. Trimming removes smaller materials and gives the form a certain silhouette as well as maintain the shape. Hedge planted bougainvilleas will require some extensive pruning unless they have been properly trained along a trellis or other vertical support systems. You can remove dead wood/branches as they appear. Pruning the tips of the wood just after a bud node encourages the formation of new branches to form at the pruning junction.

Potted vines should have their tips pinched off monthly during their active growing season to encourage more branching of the vine. Pruning should be done after winter with sterilized clippers. Rubbing alcohol works perfectly for sterilization.

Fertilizing

During the blooming season, your Bougainvillea will respond well to monthly applications of fertilizer. The best results have been from 6-8-10 formulas which still allow enough Nitrogen for healthy growth but also a boost of Phosphorous to encourage good blooming. Discontinue fertilizing as summer comes to an end. Potted Bougainvilleas do better with a balanced 20-20-20 water soluble formula applied every two weeks at half the strength recommended on the packaging.

Pink Pixie Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea ‘Pink Pixie’) Details

Common name Pink Pixie Bougainvillea
Botanical name Bougainvillea 'Pink Pixie'
Plant type Shrubs, Hedges
Hardiness zone 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
Growth rate Fast
Height 2-4 ft.
Width 8-10 ft.