Asked on May 13, 2017

Why doesn't my hydrangea bloom?

GrannyMarieLorettaRonald Bowman
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It's about 2 years old and the foliage is beautiful, but no blooms! Help!!!!
7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 13, 2017

    Do you know the name of the Hydrangea>Where is it planted? At some time was it pruned?
  • Emerjean65
    on May 14, 2017

    The hydrangeas that I am familiar with only bloom on old wood. So , if you prune, do not prune back this years wood as it will be what carries the blooms next year.
  • GrannyMarie
    on May 14, 2017

    Thanks for the info. I didn't prune this year at all, but still no blooms!
  • Ronald Bowman
    on May 15, 2017

    I learned a few years ago that the blooms only emerge from new growth, so if you cut off all the blooms from last year to clean up the plant you likely will not get blooms until next year on that plant. Sorry, but it happened to me.
  • Loretta
    on May 15, 2017

    Prune only according to the type of hydrangea it is. Some come from all new in the spring and can be cut to the ground in the fall while others bloom next year on the current summer growth. you have to know what type you have.
  • GrannyMarie
    on May 15, 2017

    My husband pruned it year before last. I didn't let him prune it again, but still no blooms.
  • GrannyMarie
    on May 15, 2017

    Thank you all for the help. I wish I knew what type it was so I would know for certain how and when it was supposed to bloom.
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