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Q.Bougainvillea. There are still no shoots; do you believe these plants are dead?

Zone Sy25lh | Anonymous added on May 24, 2020 | Answered

I have cut it back to remove dead wood.

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Answered on May 26, 2020

It's hard to tell from the photo, but you can lightly scratch a bit of the bark. If it's green underneath the outer layer, it is probably fine and waiting for the right time to spring to life. If it's dry and breaks easily, you may have lost your plant. Here's an article about pruning bougainvillea: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/bougainvillea/pruning-bougainvilleas.htm

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