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  • Macedon, NY
Asked on Oct 16, 2017

When and how far do you cut back hydrangeas?

LindaCatherine AnspaughDesertRose


4 answers
  • DesertRose
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Cut the stems back right after the blooms are done. It helps them ready for the next season to bloom again. Leave some stem, I usually just cut just below the bloom area or no more than half way down the stem.
  • Catherine Anspaugh
    on Oct 16, 2017

    That depends on where you live. If you live . If you are in a colder climate wait for the first couple of frosts then you can cut it down to about 6 inches. If you live down south, you can cut it down once it blooms. Feed it and wait for fresh growth.
  • Linda
    on Oct 16, 2017

    If your hydrangea is over grown you can cut it back quite a bit in the fall. A good rule of thumb is never to remove more that 50%. look for buds on the on the stems & make sure to leave some. If you want to cut it all the way back you can. Or you can prune & train it for next year.

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