Photo by Melody
It's time now to VOTE in our 14th annual photo contest! Voting ends November 7, so be sure to cast your votes for your favorites in each category here. Good luck to all contestants!

Article: Shrubby Hydrangea for Northern Gardeners: Pruning Hydrangea?

Communities > Forums > Article: Shrubby Hydrangea for Northern Gardeners
bookmark
Forum: Article: Shrubby Hydrangea for Northern GardenersReplies: 3, Views: 55
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
msbehavoyeur
Stockton, CA

December 8, 2008
6:17 PM

Post #5871151

Good article. I'd like to know about pruning my Hydrangeas, please.
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



December 8, 2008
10:37 PM

Post #5871996

Annabelle can be pruned to the ground in spring or fall...Peegee types are simply dead-headed. Macrophylla and serrata are deadheaded and only old twiggy branches are removed in spring.
shirleyd
Starkville, MS

December 9, 2008
12:38 PM

Post #5873731

Todd----I prune my paniculatas down to about 12 inches each year. If I didn't I would have trees-------which some people want. But, in Zone 7b many people cut the paniculatas quite low.

Shirleyd
Todd_Boland
St. John's, NL
(Zone 5b)



December 9, 2008
5:00 PM

Post #5874549

Wow! We rarely prune ours locally...if we cut them back to 12" we would never get flowers. They are typically 4-5 feet tall before they will initiate flowers and we are lucky to get 12" of growth a year. I also prefer them to have just 3-4 main stems rather than multiple stems which is what would happen if severely pruned. Just a personal taste.

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Article: Shrubby Hydrangea for Northern Gardeners Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Thank you, Todd pirl 14 Dec 14, 2008 1:25 PM
H. macrocephala? plantfreak78 2 Dec 8, 2008 5:43 PM
Annabelle Hydrangea oldmandan 3 Dec 8, 2008 11:01 PM
Great info geraldine87 0 Dec 8, 2008 1:23 PM
My lovelies from zone 3 lynnann50 2 Dec 8, 2008 10:35 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America