Bougainvilleas - Knowledgebase Question

Naples, Fl
Question by Dregan6
October 17, 2005
We planted 6 Bougainvilleas and they seemed to
be doing so well, but all of a sudden the leaves are dropping off near the base and along the stems.
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Answer from NGA
October 17, 2005

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It's really difficult to diagnose a plant problem without actually seeing the plants, but I'll try to provide some insight. Bougainvilleas can suddenly drop leaves if the soil is kept overly wet or overly dry. They can also drop leaves if subjected to weather, especially cold winds. I'd check the drainage in the planting site - make sure water doesn't collect there. If your plants look otherwise healthy, the dropping foliage may be a natural occurance; evergreens such as bougainvillea do eventually drop their oldest leaves. You can encourage the development of new shoots and new leaves by cutting your plants back immediately after they finish flowering. Hope the above helps you troubleshoot the problem.

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