Fine Gardeners Blog

Should I Prune my Blue Hydrangeas Now?

Paul Marini - Marini Fine Gardeners - Friday, June 23, 2017

Fine Gardeners, Needham, Brookline, Newton, MAThis is a followup to our previous blog about hydrangeas. Every year I am asked this same question from clients or neighbors of clients; "Should I cut my hydrangeas back?" Many people are under the impression that blue Mophead Hydrangeas should never be pruned, even when there are no viable buds present. If the canes on your blue Hydrangeas have not leafed out by now, then they are dead and need to be pruned back to some sign of life. Sorry, they will not come back to life, unless you have a variety named 'Lazarus'!

Many of the canes can be pruned to the ground if there are no leaves on them, but if they have leaves, simply prune them back to the first set of healthy leaves. For clarification, we are speaking of hydrangea macrophylla commonly known as blue Mophead Hydrangea. This is where there is much confusion because there are several types of hydrangeas and they are pruned differently depending on whether they bloom on old growth or new growth. It is important to keep track of the types of hydrangeas you have in order to prune them properly. Our next blog on hydrangeas will address the different categories of hydrangeas and how to prune them.

For more information on pruning plants and trees or on garden design or maintenance, contact Fine Gardeners.


Recent Posts


Tags

prune the knots seasonal container gardens, Newton, Needham, Brookline, MA cottage-style garden fall cleanups, Needham, Newton, Brookline, MA window boxes, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA raking vs leaf blowers, Needham, Newton, Brookline, MA holiday container gardens, Newton, Needham, Brookline, MA Fine Gardeners when can I prune blue hydrangeas, Newton, Needham, Brookline, MA mulcing, Needham, Brookline, MA garden design, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA container gardens, Newton, Needham, Brookline, MA fine gardening, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA fall container gardens, Newton, Brookline, Needham, MA shrub pruning garden bed next to a swimming pool unique garden designs, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA canes on blue Hydrangeas gardening services outdoor container gardens, Needham, Newton, Brookline, MA perennial garden maintenance garden and lawn maintenance, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA container gardens, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA fall container gardens, Newton, Needham, Brookline, MA winter container gardens, Needham, Newton, Brookline, MA pruning roses Paul Marini, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA creating curb appeal , Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA when is the best time to cut back perennials fall gardening tips, Newton, Brookline, Needham, MA perennial garden fall plants, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA fall gardening Fine Gardeners, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA container gardens and window boxes, Needham, Newton, Brookline, MA garden maintenance, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA fall clean ups, Needham, Newton, Brookline, MA pruning wisteria container gardens trimming fall lawncare, Needham, Newton, Brookline, MA prepare garden for next spring, Newton, Brookline, Needham, MA pool side gardens fine gardening companies, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA can I prune hydrangeas, Newton, Needham, Brookline, MA fall container gardening, Newton, Brookline, Needham, MA seasonal container gardens, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA tree pruning, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA hydrangea, Brookline, Newton, MA spring gardening pruning hydrangeas how to choose mulch, Brookline, Needham, Newton, MA Making your home welcoming and attractive, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA boxwood topiaries window boxes, Needham, Newton, Brookline, MA shrubs control Black Knot winter container gardens, Newton, Needham, Brookline, MA winter window boxes, Needham, Newton, Brookline, MA improving your home’s curb appeal with garden beds or container gardens, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA specialty tree pruning, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA proper pruning pruning hydrangea arborescens pruning prepare garden for fall, Newton, Brookline, Needham, MA holistic lawn care, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA pruning hydrangeas, Newton, Needham, Brookline, MA organic mulch, Brookline, Needham, Newton, MA fall plantings, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA pruning rhododendrons pruning trees hydrangea won't bloom, Brookline, Newton, MA container plants, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA flowers for container gardens, Needham, Newton, Brookline, MA curb appeal , Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA Paul Marini at Fine Gardeners skilled gardeners, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA Brookline, Newton, MA pruning blue hydrangeas, Newton, Needham, Brookline, MA raking or leaf blowers, Needham, Newton, Brookline, MA fall gardening, Newton, Brookline, Needham, MA pruning plants and trees, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA garden design, Bridgewater, MA when can I prune hydrangeas, Newton, Needham, Brookline, MA blue hydrangea won't bloom, Brookline, Newton, MA horticulturists, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA container gardens, Needham, Newton, Brookline, MA fall planters, Brookline, Newton, Needham, MA flowering crabapple tree

Archive

    horticulturally savvy gardeners
    Fine Gardeners