Outdoor Plants, SPRING, SUMMER, PLANT MAINTENANCE
July 29, 2020
We made it easy to learn hydrangea pruning tips. Proper pruning of hydrangeas will impact the showy display of blooms. Some types don’t need pruning and others benefit from it.
Have you ever pruned hydrangeas in spring and noticed you had a lack of flowers in summer? Chances are, you did not prune your hydrangea at the right time.
Once you identify the type of hydrangea in your garden, you all know if they bloom or new wood. Depending on when how they bloom, will help decide when to prune correctly.
We put together some quick points to help you take care of hydrangeas
WHEN TO PRUNE HYDRANGEAS
If you prune bigleaf, mountain, oakleaf, or climbing hydrangeas you are removing the flower buds. Hydrangeas will have a lack-lustre display of blooms if the buds are removed. Sometimes a cold flash in spring can also damage blooms. Keep them protected when there is a frost or freeze threat.
Smooth and panicle hydrangeas will still flower if they are pruned in early spring (before the plant breaks dormancy) or winter. If you happen to prune in late spring or summer, the buds could be delayed. Flowers may be delayed or will not occur that year. These plants also need time to mature, be patient and you will be greeted with flowers. Pruning in the summer will not increase the number of flowers.
Looking to grow hydrangeas? Check out the Sheridan Shop.
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