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Mar 25, Hydrangea arborescens, smooth hydrangea Let these plants grow a season or two before doing any serious"hard" pruning. Once the shrub is established and has a couple of growing seasons under its belt, prune these hydrangeas in the spring down to the ground, or not at all if you want a larger shrub.
While pruning is not necessary for big leaf hydrangeas to perform, the best time to remove dead canes or rejuvenate an older plant is immediately after flowering.
A popular flowering shrub, hydrangeas are easily recognizable for their lush blooms and hardy leaves.
Ideally, avoid pruning big leaf hydrangeas after August 1 st to avoid inadvertently removing flower buds for the next season. Feb 21, Pruning Hydrangeas is essential to ensure beautiful vigorous blooms year after year. Award-Winning Garden Designer, the Garden Ninja, shows you how and when. Apr 12, A bush can be trimmed by cutting back stems close to a node.
Hydrangeas are also hardy, insect, and disease resistant, and versatile.
If a plant is overgrown, prune back about one-third of the older stems almost to the ground. Oakleaf (hydrangea quercifolia) This species has leaves that look like they belong on red oak trees and flowers that open white then turn bushmulching.barted Reading Time: 3 mins.