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Can I drastically cut back a bougainvillea?

Posted by tomatotomata 10 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 24, 12 at 14:20

It's over 20 years old. I've already cut it pretty far back (to replace the fence it was growing on), but I'm thinking of trying to train it into a tree-like form. I assume that means cutting out all but one stalk. Thinks that's possible? Or am I just dreaming?

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RE: Can I drastically cut back a bougainvillea?

Yes, it's possible - I see them frequently in yards in my area. The box stores all sell it in the tree form and they are beautiful and EXPENSIVE. Do a search on how to make a Bougainvilla into a tree form.

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