spring care for hydrangea - Knowledgebase Question

swedesboro, Ne
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Question by williambucke
February 10, 2011
should trimming be done in the spring and what soil care should be given at that time of the year - fertilizers ?

Answer from NGA
February 10, 2011
Hydrangeas can be pruned in the spring. Wait until new leaf buds begin to swell on the stems, then reduce the size of your plant by pruning everything down to about knee-high. You can also remove any old stems - those that are thick and gray in color - from the center of the plant. New growth will emerge from the roots and from the stems you've shortened. You can water your hydrangeas after pruning and broadcast a 5-10-10 or similar fertilizer beneath each plant. Best wishes with your hydrangea.

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