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Q.Bougainvillea Destruction

Anonymous added on July 9, 2011 | Answered

Grasshoppers have decimated two bougainvillea plants in my yard while I was away. They are 20 years old. Will the plants come back if I cut them way back?

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Answered on July 9, 2011

Yes, it will come back as long as you don't cut back than a third of the plant. This article will help with the caterpillar problem: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/prevent-caterpillars.htm

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