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Article: Shrubby Hydrangea for Northern Gardeners: Pruning Hydrangea?

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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.

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