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BonsaiEngineer1493

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Bougainvillea in New York City
« on: January 18, 2013, 01:48 AM »
Hey Forum,

Would you recommend having a Bougainvillea in New York City. I read that they thrive in zones 8+, but my zone is 6b. This season is pretty cold reaching below 40. I would keep it inside during the winter and bring it out as soon as the temperature reaches 60+. I also want to hear your thoughts about Bougainvilleas in general.

Thanks guys  ;D
 

Dan W.

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Re: Bougainvillea in New York City
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 11:42 AM »
I can't say much myself, but there are members in our club (in Wyoming...Zone 4b) who do this without any ill effects. Their trees are happy and thriving. They put on a great show when they flower as well.
 

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Re: Bougainvillea in New York City
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 12:11 PM »
I am doubtful about shipping in the winter
 

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Re: Bougainvillea in New York City
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 12:20 PM »
Any doubt and I would say wait. It's not worth loosing a nice tree because it froze during shipment. That is if it isn't hardy, and bougies certainly are not.

You could allways see if they will let you pay now and then hold it for you until spring. From my experience, most bonsai nursery owners are very willing to work with you... especially when a trees health is at question.
 

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Re: Bougainvillea in New York City
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 12:35 PM »
This is new to me. Thanks! ;D Do you usually ask for an addition expense?