I have several bougain villea vines that are planted, and they were exposed to several mild freezes (29 to 30 degrees F) for three to four hours in Huston, Texas. The vine is six feet tall and has many sweeping limbs. How should I prune for best results?

There have been bougain villeas in the Greater Houston area die back due to frost in 2009, 2010, and 2011. In your case, did it not happen in 2009 or 2010? The best thing to do is to prune the frost damage back to undamaged tissue. Do this now: in the unlikely event we get another frost, then you may have to prune again. But it's best to have your bougain villeas pruned before May 1st.

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