Hydrangea - Knowledgebase Question

Silverdale, Wa
Question by rosiem4
September 23, 2010
Can I prune my hydrangeas now to get rid of the dead flowers or do I have to wait until winter? I have always done it in January but the sun fried some of the flowers.


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Answer from NGA
September 23, 2010

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You can remove the dead flowers along with some of the stems now, but wait until next winter or early spring to do any major pruning. I generally remove the spent flowers at this time of year because they get heavy with rain and droop over - and I'm afraid they will break the stems if I don't remove them! Enjoy your garden!

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