Asked on Oct 1, 2017

Garden question-how short can I cut my hydrangea bushes, and when?



Now they are starting to fade and the colors are changing to a beige tinge. I know I should wait until the flowers are dead, right?
Pat Makai

2 answers
  • Linda
    on Oct 1, 2017

    I DO NOT cut my hydrangea bushes. In the Spring, after the new growth starts, merely pull the dead bits off. Eazy, peazy! With this method, my bushes thrive!
  • Wan30102859
    on Oct 1, 2017

    If you need to make them shorter cut one third off.
    • Pma29044538
      on Oct 1, 2017

      I have many different answers from friends so now I'm more confused!! If I cut them down to about 1.5 feet is that OK or too short?
      Thanks a lot!
      Pat M.

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