How to Prune Hydrangeas (Video)

If you’re not sure how or when to prune your hydrangeas, this helpful video will show you everything you need to know!

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Introduction

Pruning hydrangeas might seem like a daunting task, but it’s really not that difficult once you know how. This quick video tutorial will show you everything you need to know about pruning hydrangeas, from the basic principles to the different types of pruning cuts.

What You’ll Need

-Loppers
-Pruning shears
-Garden gloves
-A step ladder (optional)

Pruning Basics

Pruning Basics
How to prune your hydrangeas will depend on the type you have. The most common types are mophead and lacecap, which are best pruned in late winter or early spring. Some types, such as paniculata, can be pruned in late spring or summer.

To prune, first remove any dead, diseased or damaged wood. Then cut back any stray or overlong shoots to the main stem. Finally, cut back the main stems by around a third to encourage new growth.

It’s important not to over-prune your hydrangeas, as this can damage them. If in doubt, it’s always better to err on the side of caution and prune less rather than more.

Shaping Your Hydrangea

Pruning hydrangeas can seem daunting, but with a few tips, it’s easy to shape these beautiful bushes into the yard of your dreams. In this video, we’ll show you how to prune your hydrangeas to encourage growth and flowering.

Summer Pruning

Pruning hydrangeas in summer after they bloom is a little different than pruning in late winter or early spring. Although you can still cut back the stems by about one-third, it’s best to wait until the blooms have faded and fallen off before you start pruning. This will give the plant time to set next year’s flower buds.

When pruning hydrangeas in summer, be sure to cut back to a set of green leaves, rather than just cutting off the tips of the stems. This will help encourage new growth. You can also remove any dead, diseased, or damaged stems at any time of year.

Wrapping Up

As you can see, pruning hydrangeas is not difficult, but it is important to do it correctly in order to have healthy, beautiful plants. Thanks for watching and we hope this video was helpful.

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