Bougainvillea for compost or mulch?
With several large bougainvilleas around our yard and garden, we have a LOT of leaf and petal debris, some that blows into the vegetable garden area. I've searched on this but have not yet found any info so I thought I would ask here.....does anyone have experience or opinions about use of bougie leaves for compost? for mulch? We have a shredder but I don't think it will shred well, as the leaves are already pretty small. But they do not seem to decompose very fast, where piled up against a fence, etc.
I had thought that I'd read that bougie is poisonous, but I must have dreamed that since I haven't found it again. But I'm curious and thought I'd ask about it before putting it into the compost bin.