Do you cut hydrangea plants back in the fall?

My husband did this and the hydrangeas are really struggling to come back. I feel I will see no blooms this summer.
  5 answers
  • Rob7453153 Rob7453153 on May 26, 2017
    It is likely that the pruning has cut away all the buds which form on "old wood." If you take care of them as normal you will have flowers next year.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 26, 2017
    Hydrangeas should not be cut back until the spring when the new foiliage starts to appear.That way you will not risk the chance of no flowers.
  • Lmb23558834 Lmb23558834 on May 26, 2017
    I've been cutting mine back every fall ... They come back every year .... Fuller& stronger...
  • Jan Jan on May 26, 2017
    I stick to the rule of thumb to prune flowering shrubs after they are done flowering - they grow the rest of the year on and bloom the next on that new growth. Works for me every year.
  • Barbara Martens Barbara Martens on May 26, 2017
    flowers usually come from 2nd year stalks. They will be back next year