or this ‘Limelight’.
WHAT IF YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS LAST CALL TO PRUNE NEW WOOD FLOWERING HYDRANGEAS
Making the time to cut and shape those plants keeps them healthy. BUT, if you can’t get around to it with graduations and all the other things in your life, don’t stress about it.
This photo shows what a panicle hydrangea looked like one year when I didn’t get around to either deadheading or pruning.
The plant just went ahead and flowered anyway. Of course once I saw that happening, I went out and cut off the ugly old dead flowers so the pretty new ones could develop and show off. But the flowers that year were smaller and less vigorous.
This is an excellent demonstration of how pruning can be a good thing. New wood blooming hydrangeas are healthier and more robust when they get an annual haircut. If you don’t know what or how to cut, check out my earlier post for details.
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