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The Barbara Karst Bougainvillea is an extraordinary tree that naturally adds elegance to any landscape. Bright red blooms adorn deep blue-green ovate leaves for a truly breathtaking appearance. Possibly the Most Impressive Tree You Will Ever Own This gorgeous tree will be an alluring accent to your landscape. In neighborhoods where Mediterranean and Spanish-style architecture is dominant, the Bougainvillea adds the finishing touch to the exterior design. It will arrive in a container ready to be planted in your yard. A single stem will grow up to 20 feet tall and present a rounded head that explodes with vibrant color in the spring and provides radiance throughout the summer. No Waiting or Training '– You'll have Beautiful Flowers This Spring! The Barbara Karst Bougainvillea grows quickly to provide bright red flowers. The intense color is created from three bracts that surround each flower. Your landscape will come alive as your plant fully blossoms. Radiant Blooms are Not Finicky If your green thumb is not so "green," fear not the Barbara Karst Bougainvillea. It's relatively simple to grow and maintain. Your Barbara Karst will flourish with minimal maintenance. In addition to its beauty - the plant adds convenience and reliability to its radiant nature. It should be planted in full sunlight to really thrive. Water it as directed below, and prune it to your preference. While the tree is resistant to most insects, small caterpillars have been known to eat away at the leaves. If there is an infestation, you will notice black droppings positioned at the plant's base around mid-summer. Appropriate pesticides will take care of the infrequent visits by "cabbage loopers" or aphids. This ever-bloomer is heat tolerant when it's a mature plant and thrives in tropical environments. Pruning Helps Keep Blooms Improving Barbara Karst Bougainvillea plants are prominent bloomers. Prime pruning time is the spring, specifically March, and light pruning should be executed every six or seven weeks. A hard pruning is recommended in mid-winter to develop the shape you want for the next season. Reproduce Through Cutting A member of the Nyctaginaceae (four o'clock) family of flowering plants, the bright red Barbara Karst Bougainvillea is visually stunning, and quite unique. The plant is sterile, carries no seeds and is only able to reproduce through cutting. However, it's able to mutate, which creates an array of flowering possibilities. Repotting You should make plans to repot the Barbara Karst Bougainvillea about every two years, or when the bloom begins to diminish. Remember, while transplanting, be very careful not to damage the roots. Also, be mindful to not prick your hands on the plant's sharp edges. How to Nourish Your Plant During your first growing season, your plant should receive deep and regular watering. This will help it develop a strong and expansive system of roots. Once mature, however, watering frequency should be reduced. Each spring, plan to nourish with a controlled-release fertilizer and rely on lean, fast-draining soil. The mother plant is rarely without a bloom and the bright colors will begin to dim if it grows in a shaded area without full sunlight. Don't miss out on the opportunity to show off beautiful new blooms this summer. Order today, the timing is perfect!