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I have never seen any of those growing wild here in the UK but after reading about Bougainvilla I see Wiki says this:
originally posted by: BASSPLYR
Bougainvilla is pretty invasive as is algerian ivy and morning glory. Got any of that stuff attacking your trees and walls? I can't stand having to remove the Algerian ivy. It's so thick and dirty and it does heavy damage to whatever it grow onto. Once used a chain saw to remove some of it, it was so thick.
I guess the UK's high rainfall and short 'sunny season' does not suit them to be invasive here...who knows though, if this hot Spring sunshine becomes a regular thing such plants could get a foothold over here, they do seem to be resourceful plants!
The growth rate of bougainvilleas varies from slow to rapid, depending on the variety. They tend to flower all year round in equatorial regions. Elsewhere, they are seasonal, with bloom cycles typically four to six weeks.
Bougainvilleas grow best in dry soil in very bright full sun and with frequent fertilization; but they require little water once established, and in fact will not flourish if over-watered.