Question about Pruning Limelight Hydrangeas in GA- help!

by HappyGrandmaGA
We planted a limelight hydrangea last fall and it was full of blooms...they are now dead. Do we prune the bush or just cut off the dead flowers? I know it is ok to trim in winter but we have had 70 degree weather on a few days so afraid that this is more like spring in other regions and not sure if we need to just leave it ??? Thanks!
  4 answers
  • Mirrigan Dennis Mirrigan Dennis on Feb 04, 2017

    dead head it for now and it may flower again. Prune heavy in winter

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 04, 2017

    Hydrangeas should not be pruned until you see the new growth emerge.You will end up cutting the flowers for the coming season.Only dead wood should be cut out.

  • Robin Robin on Feb 04, 2017

    You can prune a limelight hydrangea in late winter/early spring. I would just remove the spent flowers this year. The reason I would wait is to see how it is shaped. I like to trim mine in late fall. I always leave a few flowers for winter and remove them in the spring. They bloom on new wood. Best of luck!

  • Eileen Miller Tuttle Eileen Miller Tuttle on Feb 08, 2017

    We live in New York State and when we first got hydrangeas, I pruned them at the end of the summer. The next spring there were almost no flowers. I ifound out later that I shouldn't have pruned them. Some hydrangeas grow flowers on last year's stalks. I would google "limelight hydrangeas" and get specific information about your specific plant.