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Couple of Pruning questions

guttiesgutties Posts: 224
Hydrangea Macrophylla - I left the old brown mophead flowers all winter.  There are now green shoots coming below the old flowers.  Can / should I prune to just above the new growth now or leave be?

Purple loosestrife - Again, I kept the skeletal form over the winter.  No sign of growth yet this spring.  Given how invasive it supposedly is I'm guessing it's pretty tough, so I assume it would be OK to pretty much cut right back to the ground now?


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,144
    Just pinch out the dead flower heads on the hydrangea without removing the new buds.

    You can cut the loosestrife right back to ground level now.
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  • guttiesgutties Posts: 224
    Thanks @Obelixx
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