I planted this bougainvilla vine 5 years ago when we moved into the little Spanish bungalow which houses French General. It has grown out of control - in a good way - almost growing over the front door. It has also grown over the French General logo which was painted onto the house. I used to have a gardener, named Anselmo who would come and trim away the vines so that there was a quaint floral entryway - but Anselmo quit almost a year ago and no one has trimmed the vine since! Sooner or later we will have no front door.