While the regular vining or shrublike Bougainvillea are finishing blooming as we come into the rainy season, Bougainvillea arborea, the Tree Bougainvillea is in full bloom. It has lavender colored bracts and tiny white flowers and can obtain a height of 20-30 feet with multiple trunks. Most people don’t think of Bougainvillea as a nectar source for butterflies, but in fact, it is an excellent source of nectar for all of South Florida’s butterflies.
Richard Lyons Nursery has these plants in 3gal. containers.