Shop Garden-Ready Plants with Summer Pricing

California Gold Bougainvillea Plant

  • - Paperflower
  • - Height: 2-3 feet annually
  • - Growing Zone: 2-11
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: Spring-Fall
  • - Each Quart Pot contains 1 California Gold Bougainvillea Plant
Plant Features

California Gold Bougainvillea Plants offer a strong vining habit with showy flowers that change from pale gold to orangey-bronze as they emerge and then mature. It is a flowering machine that puts out a big explosion of color, drop its bracts, flowers again, and repeats this all season long. California Gold is extremely heat and drought tolerant and attracts pollinators galore. Can be grown as a houseplant.

California Gold Bougainvillea Plant Care Instructions: Container plants do best with regular water and fertilizer. Established plants grown in the soil only need watered if it hasn’t rained for a couple of weeks. Plants cannot climb without stems being tied or attached to a support. If it freezes in your area, and you want to overwinter a container plant, simply cut it back to 24 inches and bring the pot inside the house. Find a spot that is close to an east, south or west facing window. Keep it back a couple feet from the window. Avoid placing it near any heating registers. Allow the soil to dry between waterings. Do not give it any fertilizer while inside as this is not a time for flowering.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Overwinter Zones 10, 11
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Salty soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer Weekly
Growing Support Netting, Trellis
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 1-2 feet annually
Habit Vining
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Features Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, Hanging Baskets, Japanese Garden, Rock Garden, Tropical Garden, Xeriscape Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Climbing or Vining, Focal Point, Water Conservation
Critter Resistance Deer
Pet Friendly Yes

Product Reviews


Review this product

Share your thoughts on this product with other customers.

Top Reviews

Absolutely Beautiful!

I love bougainvillea, and the assortment of colors GrowJoy has to offer is top notch. These arrived packaged very well and were already thriving. They're small upon arrival, but with a little fertilizer, sunlight and water, you'll see an exceptional amount of growth within just a few weeks!

From Shawn | July 17, 2023

Love the Gold Bougainvillea

Beautiful healthy plant. Well packaged with care and arrived in great condition.

From Sarah | June 30, 2022

california gold bouganvillea plant

plant established well when repotted. it came in good condition and is maintaining same. excited to see it's progress.

From DONNA | June 14, 2022

Gold Bougainvillea

The plant arrive on time. Healthy and blooming. Now enjoying its new home.

From anonymous | May 17, 2022

California Gold Bougainvillea Plant

healthy plant with suitable packing

From anonymous | July 29, 2021

Highly recommend the plants and Company

I would highly recommend purchasing from this company, they have excellent customer service and products. Their plants are top quality with a great price and their customer service is excellent.

From Brenda | September 23, 2020

Very Happy!

My flower arrived healthy and ready to grow! I am so pleased a will definitely order more. Thank you 😊

From Roxanne | June 28, 2020


Perfectly packaged. Very healthy plant, now doing very well

From fern | June 06, 2020

Can't wait to watch them grow

have never planted bougainvillea and I look forward to seeing them climb up my trellis. They arrived looking very healthy.

From Virginia | May 08, 2020

Great looking plant

Good looking plant. Healthy and alive

From anonymous | May 02, 2020

My Bougies

I just received my plants and was so excited to open it. I was so amazed and impressed how healthy the plants are and especially the packaging, very excellent. I don't have this kind of experience from other vendors. Thank You GrowJoy...

From anonymous | April 17, 2020


I’m working on a "living wall” and have decided on one of every colored bougainvillea. GrowJoy ended up being my one stop shop. The selection amazing! Don’t let the 2” pot confuse you - the plants I received were 6”s tall and very healthy.

From Marta | April 09, 2020

Great care and pride in plants.

This is my number one online nursery. I am so impressed with their plants health and packaging. WOW! That’s all I can say. From all the online sites, this one is superior. I have so much more to buy. Oh yes, the prices are so good too.

From Heather A | June 27, 2019


Nice plant, already seeing color

From Donna | May 12, 2019

Gold bougainvillea!

Always wanted to add gold rush to my collection. They love Texas heat but need winter protection. Plant was 7 in. with a small bloom. Slow and steady grower.

From Habiba | May 02, 2019

California Gold

Transplanted my Bougainvillea last week upon its arrival.  It is thriving in spite of the up and down Texas weather we've been having. Excited for it to grow and bloom.

From Sandi | April 26, 2018

Golden Bougainvillea

Very well packed. I put it straight into the ground so hopefully it will take. They are tiny but should be beautiful when in bloom.

From Patricia | April 12, 2018

California Gold Bougainvillea

Plant arrived healthy and happy

From E Wayne | June 23, 2017

struck gold!

These California Gold Bougainvillea plants are great

From Sheila | May 20, 2016

Beautiful plant!

Very healthy California Gold Bougainvillea plant & already blooming so soon after arriving! Cannot wait to order other colors. Brings my childhood home in Vietnam back to heart! will buy more soon.

From lan | May 02, 2016

California Gold Bougainvillea

Had buds when it arrived. The buds are still buds and the plant is green after 1.5 I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

From Maritza | April 14, 2016

Excellent California Gold Plants

Plants shipped quickly and arrived in great shape.

From Tammie | June 05, 2015

Wonderful Bougainvillea Plants

Plant arrived looking good! Has grown twice the size already. Very Happy!

From Michael | June 01, 2015


Plants arrived in excellent condition and when I asked

From anonymous | May 27, 2015


My California Gold Bougainvillea plant arrived in a pretty good shape and in the frame time I was told it be. Very happy with my purchase, thank you.

From Yany | May 23, 2015

Bougainvillea plant

Beautiful healthy California Gold plant.

From Deanne | May 15, 2015

California Gold Bouganvillea

Got it quick and healthy.

From Cathy | May 06, 2015

California Gold Bouganvillea

Got it quick and healthy

From anonymous | May 06, 2015

California Gold Bougainvillea Plant

I received the California Gold Bougainvillea Plants and there were in perfect condition. Love the way your send them. I planted them and they are doing great. I love the doubles and I also received the verbena yesterday and they were in perfect condition. I will certainly be shopping with you more.

From shirley | April 10, 2015

Happy w/Bougainvillea

When I received the California Gold plants one of them did not make it through the shipping process..I contacted GrowJoy and although this plant was not available any more they replaced it in a timely fashion with a new plant of my choice..I was very happy

From Melissa | May 22, 2014

Awesome packaging

Disclaimer: I do NOT have a green thumb. However, my lovely California Gold Bougainvillea's appear to be flourishing and perhaps will have blossoms soon. The manner in which the small delicate plants arrived was incredible. The packaging was excellent and not a single leaf seemed upset with the travel. The root systems seem very delicate and with first batch I ordered, I damaged the roots. But, with this 2nd batch and my increased awareness and experience, they were successfully potted and have grown considerably.

From Patricia | May 22, 2014

California Gold Bougainvillea plants

Just received my 2 Ca. Gold Bougainvillea plants and was very impressed on the way they were packaged. I can't wait for them to grow. To my dismay, my DOG just pulled one out of it's container and ate it!!! So I ordered 3 more- Wish me luck, before I kill my DOG!

From anonymous | May 07, 2013

Gold Bougainvillea

Just got to love them. They bring so much color to my garden.

From Rocio | April 25, 2013

Condition of plants

I am very please with all 6 of my California Gold Bougainvillea plants that I received. They were in excellent condition and are growing beautifully

From Maxie Lee | July 08, 2012