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Pruning bougainvillea

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Pruning bougainvillea

Of Brazilian origin and with decorative virtues appreciated all over the world, Bougainvillea is a plant that can be easily grown in any region of Italy. The rules for its cultivation are very simple.


When to prune. Tips for proper execution

Like any plant, also the Bougainvillea (or Bouganvillea), which has a climbing and bushy bearing, needs the ordinary operations related to pruning, so that the plant can breathe better, receive and absorb more quantity of light and therefore reinvigorate itself.

The best time to carry out this type of operation is autumn, therefore at the end of the period of flowering of this splendid plant, but during the month of February we advise you to prune the branches which are weaker.

Bougainvillea has the characteristic of growing very quickly compared to other plants.

It is therefore necessary to make significant cuts, especially if the growth during the cold months of winter has been more consistent than usual. However, care must be taken to apply the metal wire on the shoots and not on the wooden part, because the latter breaks with great ease. In the bosai version, this plant assumes an erect bearing, which represents an exception with respect to its classic and natural climbing habit.

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