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Do I cut back hydrangeas after frost

Do I cut back hydrangeas after frost

Hydrangeas are an eager shrub. They start to push out new growth once warmer temperatures are felt, but then when the weather drops again, it can cause serious damage to that fresh growth. This is especially risky for bigleaf hydrangeas. That said, it is important to take care to protect your hydrangeas when unexpected frost happens. Typically, with bigleaf and oakleaf hydrangeas you would prune the plants each year immediately after flowering in the summer. The reason for this is…

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Pruning hydrangeas in Spring

Pruning hydrangeas in Spring

It can get a bit confusing figuring out how to prune your hydrangea simply because the methods you use and the timing of it depend on the variety. The most common type of hydrangea is the mophead hydrangea variety as well as the Oakleaf variety. If you are pruning either a big leaf or an oak leaf variety you want to do it after the flowers have faded in the summer. The reason for this is that these varieties will…

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