Bougainvillea - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by dolphi1252
July 19, 2010
I had a lovely bougainvillea. I pruned it down after this month's freeze. Although I'm getting plenty of green leaves, I'm getting no blossoms. What's the story. Thank you.


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Answer from NGA
July 19, 2010
Bougainvilleas bloom on about a 6 week cycle. They grow, flower, rest, then grow again. You might try pruning your bougainvillea back again and holding off of fertilizer - too much nitrogen can slow flowering. Hope yours blooms soon!

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