Please help! My Bougainvilleas are dying!

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  1. Anca

    Anca New Member

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    Southern California
    Any idea why my bougainvilleas turned brown? Anything I can do to save them? I’ve had them for a couple of years and this is the first time this happened. No changes in light exposure or water quantity. I live in SoCal and we’ve had temperatures of 30 at night in the past couple of weeks, so not sure if that has anything to do with it. Please help!

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  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Bougainvilleas don't handle freezing temperatures very well. It is likely they were damaged by that. I do not have experience with bougainvillea, as I have never lived in a warm climate, but I see it growing in Arizona, where temps go below freezing many winters, so it must survive. People do cover the plants there when frost is forecast though. Hopefully your plant will regenerate.

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