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Wintering a Hydrangea.

BMLBML Posts: 151
I have a Hydrangea in a pot with large blooms obviously dead at this time of the year.  I understand they should not be pruned until spring.  Does that mean leaving the dead blooms on and then cutting them back.  What should be done?


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,052
    They're dormant now so you don't have to do anything  :)
    The main reason people leave dead heads on is to prevent damage to any resulting new growth if they're removed in autumn/winter. 
    The pruning regime is also dependent on the type of hydrangea you have.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • AstroAstro Posts: 407
    I thought this was a useful video about pruning of Hydrangea.
  • BMLBML Posts: 151
    Many thanks for your advice.
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,411
    @Astro Thank you for posting the video about pruning hydrangeas. I found it extremely helpful for a learner like me and I have now bookmarked it so I can refer back to it at any time.  :)
  • AstroAstro Posts: 407
    No problem @Fran IOM glad it was of use to you, it was to me 😉
  • FoxiesFoxies Posts: 60
    edited December 2019
    What a super easy to follow video @Astro - thank you  :)
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