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Frost Damaged Bougainvillea Tree

Anonymous added on June 16, 2011 | Answered

My bougainvillea trees were damaged by the freeze in Florida this year. I pruned them at the first sign of spring and new growth is growing only out at the base. Both trees are over 6 feet tall; and if I cut down to where the green of the trunk is, how do I get them to grow back to the height they were or will they grow back at all?

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Nikki
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Answered on June 17, 2011

Typically, a bougainvillea tree is pruned in a specific way to get it into a tree shape. This article will explain how you can train the new growth into this shape: https://www.ehow.com/how_5173210_make-bougainvillea-standard-bougainvillea-tree.html

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