Bougainvillea Plants
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what can I do about bougainvillea topiary tree?

Zone 8B | cyndib added on March 7, 2012 | Answered

I have a bounganvillia tree and brought it in for winter. Well, now it keeps losing leaves and then they will come back. Is there maybe a way I need to trim tree? Can you help?

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Heather
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Answered on March 11, 2012

It is trying to go into dormancy. The lower light and lower temps are giving the signal to go to sleep. I would actually not worry about it too much. When you put it back out in the spring, it will spring right back in a very short period of time. Next year, you may want to just allow it to go completely dormant for the winter. This article will help with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/plant-dormancy.htm

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