Bougainvillea Plants
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Zone Spring Hill Florida | treefrogme3 added on December 25, 2017 | Answered

I have a bougainvillea that is suppose to be a trellis type. My problem is that I want it to only be three feet tall. How do I keep it at this height and have continuous blooms? I have read articles that say continuous cutting causes more leaves and thorns rather then blooms.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on December 28, 2017

This would be true. If you have a trellis type plant, then you are at the mercy of nature. You will have to find a variety that is, genetically, short. Continuous pruning may prevent any future blooms.

This article will refresh you on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/bougainvillea/pruning-bougainvilleas.htm

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