Has anyone successfully grown a bougainvillea outside?
Call me crazy but I planted a bougainvillea outside towards the end of last summer. It was growing beautifully until it started to get colder.
We live on the south coast and I planted it on a very sunny and sheltered south facing wall.
In frosts I've been using some old carpet at the base and have been fleecing it up. It's lost a lot of leaves but it still alive as the stems and remaining leaves look quite healthy.
I'm wondering if anyone else has successfully managed to get this plant to survive winters and if they have any tips? We've had some pretty harsh frosts so I'm hopeful!