when do you cut back Hydrangeas?

Discussion in 'Woody Plants' started by GABoy, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. GABoy

    GABoy Member

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    We have several Hydrangeas and was hoping someone could tell me if we are supposed to cut them back and when. They did not really grow any flowers this year at all and they are about 3 years old. We saw a couple of flowers under all of the leaves but that was it! How do we get them to start blooming more flowers. I live near Atlanta GA where it's hot.
     
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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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  3. joclyn

    joclyn Rising Contributor

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    i wouldn't prune it at all!! sounds like you have a variety that blooms on old wood and since you've taken it off, have not had blooms (except on lower parts that you didn't prune).

    don't cut anything and i'll bet it's full of blooms next year!
     
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    Thnk you for your response. I was thinking the same thing when I was looking at all the new growth today when I was watering.
     

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