Lately, I've been receiving a lot of questions on when to prune hydrangeas. Here's the skinny on pruning hydrangeas:
There are 4 categories of hydrangeas that are popular and are marketed extensively in the United States. The categories are: Hydrangea macrophylla, Hydrangea arborescens, Hydrangea quercifolia, and Hydrangea paniculata.
• If your hydrangea blooms on new growth (green stems and succulent all the down to the base) prune in the late winter, early spring.
• If your hydrangea blooms on last year's wood (brown stem) prune right after they flower.
• If you have a Bigleaf Re-Bloomer like 'Endless Summer', you can prune anytime.
This past Winter we filmed a video on Pruning Pee Gee Hydrangea, which blooms on new wood. Below is a photograph of this year's summer blooms, taken a few days ago after a couple of days of rainfall, hence the drooping giant blossoms..:)
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to drop me a comment in the comment box below. Give it a little time to show up; the computer has to think...:)
Enjoy and always love hearing from you.
Till the next time...
Love, Holly ~ Your Queen Bee at The White Pear