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Pee Gee Hydrangea Pruning

Pee Gee Hydrangea Pruning

If you have a pee gee hydrangea, also known as a tree hydrangea, you might be preparing to prune it. These are beautiful hydrangeas and unique insofar as they are the only variety that you can really shape into that of a tree. But these trees might get over 4ft tall and start spreading multiple branches that come out all over the top in which case it’s time for you to get out those pruners and start shaping. How to…

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Pruning Hydrangea Snowball

Pruning Hydrangea Snowball

Snowball hydrangeas refer to a common nickname that describes the appearance of the plants. The Annabelle hydrangeas are typically referred to as snowball hydrangeas. It can also refer to a type of panicle hydrangea or the smooth leaf. Knowing when to prune is based upon whether the variety you have is going to produce new flowers on the old stems or the new stems. What You Will Need Hand pruners or Pruning shears Bleach or rubbing alcohol Mixing bowl and…

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Do you deadhead hydrangeas?

Do you deadhead hydrangeas?

Deadheading is a popular practice on many shrubs that produce flowers especially for those gardeners who want their yards to remain aesthetically pleasing. The process of deadheading removes any fading blooms from your shrubs in order to allocate energy in the plant toward new growth and seed production. However, there is also a time you would be better not to deadhead in winter, read on to learn why. There is a limited amount of energy in any given plant and…

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How to deadhead hydrangeas

How to deadhead hydrangeas

Deadheading your hydrangeas is a process where you snip off any of the wilting hydrangea blossoms after they have bloomed or gone to seed. This is a good process to do regularly because it not only keeps your hydrangea looking beautiful but it helps to redirect any energy in the plant toward new plant growth rather than old, dying growth. No matter what type of hydrangea you have, when you see the blossoms begin to wilt and turn brown you…

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When to deadhead hydrangeas

When to deadhead hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are a beautiful shrub, one that is known for the quintessential blue and pink blooms of the mop head and lacecap varieties. These shrubs can grow almost anywhere with very little maintenance and their blooms are stunning. Some varieties don’t just stop there, they offer beautifully colored leaves throughout the fall. But what about when the flowers have died? What do you do then? Deadheading Once your hydrangea flowers have died you can remove them and this is called…

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Hydrangea paniculata pruning – When and how to prune?

Hydrangea paniculata pruning – When and how to prune?

The hydrangea paniculata is a beautiful variety. ┬áThese varieties will grow in many climates. They are different from traditional lacecaps or Mop Heads because they require several hours of sunshine. They are very tolerant of pruning which makes them attractive to many people. You can prune them almost any time throughout the year with the exception of the formation of bloom heads during the summer. In fact this is the only variety of hydrangeas that can be pruned into a…

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Pruning mophead hydrangeas – when and how

Pruning mophead hydrangeas – when and how

It is important for anyone who has mophead hydrangeas to understand that these particular shrubs do not have to be pruned back at any time unless they have seen better days or are have grown a little too large. Removing the dead stems from an old bush is really the only pruning that you need to do to keep this plant healthy. And the dead blooms can be removed at any time. If your needs more than a little trim,…

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Pruning lacecap hydrangeas

Pruning lacecap hydrangeas

We all know that hydrangeas are a beautiful shrub, one which is easy to cultivate and can withstand many different zones. To that end, there are multiple varieties and they each have slightly different requirements for things like pruning. If you have a lacecap hydrangea it’s important to prune it the right way and that means pruning at the appropriate times. Pruning lacehead hydrangeas Pruning lacecap hydrangeas do not have to be done at any particular time. But if your…

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