The evergreen shrubby vine known as the Bougainvillea is popular for its long-lasting, colorful flower bracts. Flower bracts of purple or red are most commonly seen, however, cultivars are now available in beautiful shades of apricot, white, yellow, and orange.
Bougainvillea can be trained to stand alone as a sprawling shrub or grow naturally to quickly cover fences or climb trees. If planted on top of a wall, it will cascade over the side in great bouquets of color. Bougainvilleas require full sun and actually perform better when their soil is left a little dry, making this a perfect plant for the drought-tolerant landscape.