Last Updated On: November 17th, 2020
Learn how to prune your hydrangea this fall by following our easy steps to keep them beautiful and ready for next spring’s growth on this quick garden minute podcast.
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Fall Pruning Tips for Beautiful Hydrangeas
In this podcast, you'll learn how to easily prune your hydrangeas this fall.
What You'll Learn:
- How to prune your hydrangeas in 3 easy steps this fall.
- Resources and links for more information.
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Fall Pruning Your Hydrangeas
One fall task that many new gardeners, and even seasoned gardeners, are reluctant to dive into is pruning.
It can be intimidating to prune any plant, let alone pruning in the fall especially when there are a lot of people saying not to prune in the fall, which isn't actually true.
One example of this is to prune your Hydrangeas in the fall.
Yes, this is a good time of year to prune them (especially in Zone 8b where we live) so you can get them ready for next year's growth and flowers.
Make sure to keep in mind that hydrangeas flower on last years' growth, so any of this year's stems having buds will be your flowers next year.
How do you prune hydrangeas?
Here are our tips:
- Prune away this years' flowers making your cut on the flower stem down to just above the first set of leaves. This will help you open up each plants canopy so you can better see where your next cuts need to be made.
- Prune away any dead stems.
- Now take a step back from each plant you are pruning and see how it is currently shaped and then think how you would like it shaped. In more of a globe or maybe boxier? So, now go into make some finer cuts to get that shape you want. Keep in mind what I told you earlier about next year's flowers being on this year's growth when pruning.
Make sure to check with your local extension service to be sure in your region when the best time to prune your hydrangeas will be.
Again, if you want to learn more about winter pruning, register now for our winter pruning do's and don'ts webinar and find out what plants can be cut back this winter! Go to www.spokengarden.com/winterpruningwebinar to register now!
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