hello. I am totally new to this climate. I transplanted some bougainvillea plants in January, and fertilized them with Bougey fertilizer. Now they are Taking off!! But they are shooting out from the stems in all directions. New shoots look like " jack in the beanstalk weeds.." I have been reading and reading, trying to get a feel for these plants and this climate. But all I found is that they are usually pruned late spring.. / Early summer, after blooming. These are beginning to bloom..
Can I prune off the straggly, long shoots (which come from the main stem) now, as long as my pruning is not a 'hard pruning',or will this action take the life from the plant.. And ruin its blooming cycle??
I will try and take a photo and attach it to this thread if need be.
Many thanks in advance