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Hydrangeas didn't get trimmed


I did not trim off last year’s flowers. When can I do it? - Maureen -


  1. 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    You didn’t mention what type of hydrangea you have. Spring blooming hydrangeas flower on old wood and should be pruned in May or June, after flowering. Pruning while dormant will reduce the flowers. You can remove selected old canes yearly from the ground to renew the shrub.

    Summer blooming hydrangeas flower on new wood and should be pruned February thru April.

    Here is a link to a handout on hydrangeas: http://www.hfrr.ksu.edu/doc1995.ashx


    Lori Johnson County Extension Master Gardener

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