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Q.Can a bougainvillea die in New Mexico?

Zone LasCruces,New Mexico 88005 | Anonymous added on March 28, 2020 | Answered

I planted two pink bougainvilleas last spring and they bloomed beautifully. Winter temps froze and the leaves dried up. Are my plants dead?

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Answered on March 29, 2020

Your plants should spring back unless the roots froze. They can withstand a light freeze but not a hard freeze. Cut back any dead leaves and stems and if they survive, consider some special care for next winter. Here's an article that will help:


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