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Aug 03, In conclusion, you don’t have to cut back hydrangeas. If you do, it is dependent upon what type of growth you are cutting.

Oakleaf hydrangea blooms on old growth and should be pruned immediately after it has finished flowering.

Old-growth has bark that is layered and dry looking. Its stems are also stiff and rigid. This type of growth should be cut before it grows its buds for the following year. You should cut it immediately after they bushtrimmers.buzzted Reading Time: 7 mins.

done right after flowering to save energy and for aesthetics by cutting the inflorescences off above the first leaf.

Branches that extend out far from the climbing surface may also be pruned back in summer after flowering to prevent the plants from being pulled from their structures by heavy winds, ice or Size: 2MB.

Nov 12, 1. Blue Hydrangeas don’t get cut down in the fall. If you do prune them back “to neaten them up” or “make them shorter” you’ll have fewer flowers next year but the plants will be just as tall.

Mophead or lacecaps that get cut back will grow a green dome of foliage on the top and only a few flowers around the middle and bottom, as shown in the photo bushtrimmers.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins.

Nov 19, To renew a hydrangea that you don't regularly cut back, prune out one-third of the stems at the base -- selecting stems evenly across the plant -- each year for three years. Aug 20, You can cut back all the stems by 1/3 in the winter.

If your hydrangea has grown quite large, you can prune it in June or July just after the blooming season to contain it a bit.

Pruning at this time will help the shrub produce bigger, showier flowers. However, many gardeners like their hydrangeas to have smaller flowers on sturdier stems.

If this is your preference, do your pruning in the fall instead, to allow the plants to grow strong branches before K.