|I was fortunate enough about a year ago to be given a branch from a yellow /orange bougainvillea tree that neighbor was pruning. I have one plant that I grew from the cuttings large ceramic container and now wish to place it in the ground.
My questions are the following:
How deep should the hole be?Do I need to put pebbles in the bottom along with peat moss? How wide do the roots of this plant generally grow? If I mix potting soil, manure and the ground soil will it be alright for the plant?
Plant your new bougainvillea the same depth that it has been growing in the pot. You may want to work a couple inches of compost into the planting hole. If you have heavy clay, you can also add either peat moss or perlite. In regards to manure, make sure that it is completely “composted” before you use it. It can burn plants.