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Prune hydrangea

Some help please. In north cornwall we are snow free and a mild climate.

This year one of my hydrangeas in still very green. Although last years flowers are dead the leaves are still green and looking very strong.

Should i prune now( which is the norm here) or wait until later when perhaps some leaves may have died.



  • jo4eyesjo4eyes Posts: 2,058

    If you want to tidy it up now I'd go ahead, given your location & if you've done it before.

    Perhaps dont prune right down to where you really want to go, but say to a couple of buds/nodes above, so any late frosts would 'nip' those shoots instead. That way is erring on the safe side? J.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    The only pruning I have ever done is to remove the old flower heads-wouldn't worry at all about the leaves-let them do their own thing in time

  • jad1jad1 Posts: 130

    To sotongeoff. What a good idea. I didnt think of that

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