When is the best time to cut hydrangea plants back...

i have old and newer varieties...they are all over grown and most have beautiful flowers...i live in virginia

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  • Chris Chris on Jun 30, 2018
    It depends on what type they are. Some flower on old stems and some on new. So some types you trim right after blooming and another in the winter/early spring. Check out the Monrovia hydrangea site for some help.

  • Gail Morey Gail Morey on Jun 30, 2018
    You trim them back in the Spring after the new leaves start to sprout. If you see a leaf, trim off the top portion of the branch above the leaf. That part is usually dead. If you see branches that have no new growth, cut them off at the base of the plant. I live in Hampton, and my Hydrangea is now huge.

  • Elaine Elaine on Jun 30, 2018
    I cut mine back in late fall and remove all the dead sticks. I also dig up any growth on the house side. I don’t want vegetation on the brick.