Oh Hydrangea, why must you be so difficult???? If I had a penny for every Hydrangea pruning question I would be so rich!
Here is the latest email:
Hi Julie, Enjoy seeing you on Better CT. Missed your show on "When to prune hydrangeas" and how far down should I cut? My husband pruned the plant in the spring and of course we didn't get any blooms this summer. Please clarify for us how to prune them. Thanking you in advance!
The video from this past spring on pruning Hydrangeas can be seen by clicking HERE.
Varieties like Hydrangea arborescens- the most common variety is the Annabelle Hydrangea- get cut down to the ground in fall or spring depending on the gardeners preference.
Hydrangea paniculata can be pruned by cutting the branches back my at least two-thirds.
And remember, be gentle on a spouse that prunes. Plants are very good at forgiving, and we should be the same.
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