Answer: Your bougainvilleas may come back so don't give up on them just yet. The winter killed leaves will drop off and new growth should begin in about 6 weeks. Even if the stem tips have died back, the roots should send out new growth this spring. If not, a replacement is in order. If you truly like the look of bougainvillea, you can plant the variety 'Barbara Karst'. It is one of the most cold hardy bougainvilleas available. If you'd rather plant something else, try evergreen honeysuckle (Lonicera) or Clytostoma callistegioides, the lavender trumpet vine. This evergreen vine grows in sun or shade and light lavender trumpet-like flowers borne in spring and summer. Glossy green foliage.
Best wishes with your landscape!
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