Bougainvillea Bush - Dwarf (Bourgainvillea glabra)
Like its full-size version, the Bougainvillea Bush Dwarf is one of the most popular and widely grown tropical vines but the dwarf plant has an extremely slow growth habit with average size at maturity being 3 feet or less making this well-suited for training into a bush form. Bougainvilleas are native to Brazil where Philibert Commerson, a botanist, discovered the plant in the 1700’s and named it after his friend, Louis A. de Bougainville, a Canadian explorer, lawyer, and mathematician. The plant has spiny, cascading stems with colorful blossoms in a variety of hues including red, orange, white, and purple. This shrub requires well-drained, fertile soil and plenty of sunlight.