Get tips on how to prune your Endless Summer hydrangea so it will continue to bloom all summer long!
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Research the best time to prune your Endless Summer Hydrangea.
The best time to prune your Endless Summer Hydrangea is in late winter or early spring, before new growth begins. This will help encourage strong new growth and ensure that your plant blooms its best come summertime.
When pruning, be sure to remove any dead or damaged branches first. Then, cut back the remaining growth by about one-third to encourage strong new growth.
Trim off any dead or diseased wood, as well as any wood that is crossing or rubbing against other pieces of wood.
Taking a clicking shear, cut the main stem(s) of the plant back to about 18 inches. You can make the cuts a little longer or shorter, depending on the overall size of the plant and how much rejuvenation you want it to undergo. If the plant hasn’t been cut back in a few years, you may want to make the cuts a bit longer.
Cut back the main stems of the plant by about one-third.
Pruning an Endless Summer hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla “Bailmer”) is a vital part of keeping the shrub healthy and preventing it from becoming overgrown. This deciduous shrub produces large clusters of pink, purple or white flowers on new wood, so it blooms throughout the summer. If you wait until late summer or fall to prune your hydrangea, you’ll be cutting off next year’s flower buds. To keep your plant blooming abundantly, prune it in late winter or early spring, before new growth begins.
Prune any side stems back to about 6 inches from the main stem.
Pruning an Endless Summer hydrangea is best done in the late winter or early spring, before new growth begins. You can prune these plants quite severely and they will still bloom beautifully. First, remove any dead, diseased, or damaged stems. Then prune any side stems back to about 6 inches from the main stem. Finally, cut back the main stems by about one-third their length.
Remove any suckers that are growing from the base of the plant.
Pruning an Endless Summer Hydrangea is a simple matter of maintaining the shape you want and removing any dead, diseased or damaged stems. You can prune these hydrangeas in the spring or fall. The best time to prune is just after they have flowered. If you wait too long, you may cut off next year’s flowers.
To remove suckers, cut them off at the base of the plant with a sharp knife or pruning shears. You can also use a chemical suckermicide such as Roundup, but be sure to follow the label directions carefully.
Apply a balanced fertilizer to the soil around the plant.
Applying a balanced fertilizer to the soil around the plant will give it the nutrients it needs to produce healthy blooms. Use a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen, such as 10-10-10, and apply it according to the instructions on the package.
Mulch around the plant to help retain moisture and protect the roots.
Pruning an Endless Summer hydrangea is simple – just follow these steps and you’ll have beautiful blooms all season long!
1. Start by removing any dead or diseased wood. Cut these branches back to healthy tissue using sharp, clean pruning shears.
2. Next, cut back any branches that are rubbing against each other or growing in an unsightly direction. Again, make your cuts at the point where the branch meets healthy wood.
3. Finally, trim away any excessively long branches. Cut these back to a length that looks proportional to the rest of the plant.
After you’ve finished pruning, be sure to mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and protect the roots.