Beloved by gardeners far and wide, hydrangeas nevertheless present some confusion when it comes time for hydrangea pruning. Here are basics that should guide you and help your hydrangea flowers growing healthy and strong./
PRUNING hydrangea bushes should be pruned in late fall or early winter or they will not perform well the next year, but it’s an easy winterizing task. Prune them after the last leaves have fallen off and prune the stems of healthy established plants down to 24-36” high which allows for new growth on the canes in the spring. Prune back the number of new stems in the spring if you want larger and less numerous blooms in summer.