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When to Prune Different Kinds of Hydrangeas

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Oakleaf hydrangea additionally blooms on new season progress and may be pruned in late winter or early spring, whereas dormant, to take away lifeless wooden. If it has skilled winter dieback, prune again to under the purpose of damage.

Peegee Hydrangea (H. paniculata ‘Grandiflora’)

That is probably the most generally grown hydrangea selection. Peegee’s have large snowball formed flower clusters in mid to late summer time. The flowers begin out white and slowly flip pink, drying and remaining on the plant lengthy after the leaves have fallen. These are additionally the varieties you see educated into requirements that appear to be small timber.

Peegee’s don’t require arduous pruning to the bottom. New flower buds can be set on new spring progress. Some mild pruning in late winter or early spring won’t solely hold the crops from turning into overgrown, it is going to additionally encourage extra new progress and hopefully extra flower buds. You possibly can take away lifeless flowers, as quickly as they grow to be unattractive and clear up the general form of the plant.

Tea of Heaven (H. serrata)

Tea of Heaven is a small shrub with slender, pointed leaves and flattened flowerheads. It’s typically confused with H. macrophylla as a result of the flowers can seem like lacecaps and/or be blue or pink, however it certainly not has huge leaves. H. serrata additionally blooms on new wooden and ought to be pruned in late winter or early spring.

Climbing Hydrangea (H. anomala petiolaris)

The beautiful climbing hydrangea is the sort you see slowly making its means up a tree or help. It’s truly a vine, not a shrub and requires little to no pruning. As soon as climbing hydrangeas turn out to be established, they will develop fairly vigorously and may have occasional summer time pruning to remain in bounds.