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Aug 03, You don’t have to cut back hydrangeas. However, I recommend maintaining the health of the plant. It also helps the flowers to grow large and full.

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There are different times of the year when hydrangeas should be cut back, depending on what type of growth you are stumplop.buzzted Reading Time: 7 mins. Sep 24, The climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris) should have overlong shoots cut back immediately after flowering.

Most flowers appear towards the top of the plant, so leave as much of this un-pruned as stumplop.buzzted Reading Time: 5 mins. May 10, Prune the hydrangea to reduce its size. If your hydrangea has grown quite large, you can prune it in June or July (just after the blooming season) to contain it a bit. Trim back the branches by 1/3 to the nearest joint.

In most cases hydrangeas will grow back quite quickly, so you may not be able to maintain the smaller size for long%. A naturally occurring cultivar that was first discovered near Anna, IL, some miles southeast of St.

Louis. Most reliable of the blue-flowered hydrangeas. Blooms earlier than many other choices and is a reliable producer of blue color in a wider range of soil types. May need winter protection in exposed locations. Aug 23, There may be new leaves forming below the flowers, so take care not to damage these.

Prune these hydrangeas only up until mid-August. As fall approaches your hydrangeas will create buds for next year’s flowers, and you don’t want to accidentally cut these off. Jan 30, When is it safe to cut back my out of control hydrangea bush. My DH did once and I didn't get blooms out of it for two years. This year there was an abundance of blooms. I don't know what variety it is. I do know it is not too happy baking in the afternoon sun.

I would like to trim it back at some point, but dont want to hurt it. Please help. Aug 27,"Cutting back the plants to 15 to 18 inches in the late winter will encourage new growth from the ground up, while the older stems can help provide support for the new growth." Don't add too much fertilizer to the soil. Jun 24, They are best pruned in fall or winter.

Even if you cut canes back to ground level during dormancy, the shrubs will grow back and produce blooms in spring. Jun 23, I hope your baby recovers! I love hydrangeas too. I have one that was given me last summer when I was in the hospital after that copperhead bite. I guess I babied it too much over the winter, because the main bush is dead, but it has a new sprout a few inches away from it.

I had it wrapped over the winter to protect from freezing.