The Q&A Archives: Pruning Hydrangeas

Question: I purchased 3 hydrangeas from Home Depot about 6 wks ago. One says

Answer: You can cut the faded flowers, along with some of the stem. Pruning won't affect the blooming for next year; hydrangeas produce flowers on new shoots which develop on old wood. As long as there are some stems left on your plant, new flowering shoots will develop. Best wishes with your hydrangeas.

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