Bougainvillea Plants
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bougainvillia

Zone coimbra area, central portugal | Anonymous added on May 6, 2018 | Answered

i was given 2 bougainvillia plants last autumn, they are in large pots and were utside all winter, in the mountains in central portugal, it was a mild winter, but there was some frost. they now have no leaves or new growth, will they recover and grow more leaves

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 7, 2018

Bougainvillea are cold sensitive. Temperatures of 32 - 40 degrees F will likely kill the plant.

If they are in containers they are more vulnerable to cold damage.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/vines/bougainvillea/bougainvillea-in-containers.htm

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