Asked on Jul 20, 2019

How do I get my Hydrangia to bloom?

Agnes ChrzanowskaMelanieAnn|The  Apple Street Cottage


3 answers
  • There can be several reasons, Minnie. too much nitrogen or over-pruning are two of them. Here's a link with more information:

  • Melanie
    on Jul 20, 2019

    Most hydrangeas bloom on old wood. Which means if you prune them too far down you are cutting off further blooms. What I do on my (over 20yr old plant) is wait til I see the earliest buds starting in spring and only prune off the tips of the branches above those buds. It’s easy to tell then what is dead winter damage. This way I am not accidentally removing this springs blooms which the plant started making last year. To control size you can remove some of the weakest looking branches at the base for thinning. You CAN cut the entire plant down to 6” to rejuvenate it but you will sacrifice that summers blooms.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska
    on Jul 20, 2019

    add some coffee grains :) and don't cut your bushed down in the fall or spring

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