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Bougainvillea - to prune or not to prune

Posted 2098 days ago

I am after advice about the best time to prune our bougainvilleas.
We have 8 columns that run the length of our front verandah and have a bougainvillea growing up each column. i believe the bougainvilleas may be approx 25 years old.
My friend is having her wedding in our yard late September 2014 and I am hoping the bougainvilleas will be out in full bloom for the wedding. Currently they are very bushy and covered in beautiful flowers and I'm wondering if we should prune now in the hope they will be back in flower for late September, or whether we should leave them as is... Hoping they will still be flowering in September. And advice would be greatly appreciated.