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gfs44gfs44 RochfordPosts: 11
I need to know what to do with the longish shoots that are growing out of the bush.Will anything happen if i just cut them off, Thanks in advance.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,101
    It looks like a Hydrangea petiolaris.

    No, nothing will happen.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • gfs44gfs44 RochfordPosts: 11
    Thank you, i did wonder if i would lose flowers next year.Thanks for your time.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,101
    Oh I see. Well, you might lose flowers next year, yes, I thought you meant would you fatally injure the plant.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,101
    I chop bits off my climbing hydrangea and nothing much happens except I get to open the shed door more easily.😊
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,559
    As Pansyface says, you may lose a few flowers, but it looks a healthy plant and well cared for.
    If you're not too fussed about the flowers and want to keep it tidy then go ahead  :)
  • gfs44gfs44 RochfordPosts: 11
    Thanks all!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,085
    Not sure who advised that you wouldn't get flowers on a spirea after cutting back @Treeface, however, the timing of those flowers may have been affected. The early ones I have, all get pruned back by taking out a few stems if they're getting too bold, but they flower the following year no problem because of when I do it. The summer ones are different, but again, it's just timing. All shrubs benefit from some rejuvenation though.  :)
    With the climbing hydrangea, restricting the growth affects the flowers, which is a shame, but it certainly doesn't affect the plant at all, as already said  @gfs44 :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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