Boginvillas zone 9 - Knowledgebase Question

Sacramento, Ca
Question by marilyntre
September 18, 2008
I need to know why I cannot keep my boginvillas alive?

Answer from NGA
September 18, 2008


Bougainvilleas are tropical plants and quite tender to frost. If you have a sunny western or southern exposure, next to a building where heat will be absorbed and cold winds will be blocked, you may be able to keep a bougainvillea alive. I've found that once the roots are established (3-4 years), the tops can take colder weather and even if they die down during a heavy frost, new stems and foliage will appear the next spring. I'm afraid bougainvilleas are just not hardy enough for growing in Sacramento, but you can certainly try!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Autumn Colour"