Hydrangea - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by slans5
March 17, 2009
my variegated hydrangea is about 3 ft and woody with buds on the stems. Should I prune it back?

Answer from NGA
March 17, 2009
If your shrub were larger, I would say go ahead and prune it now. But at only 3' you can wait until next spring to prune. Your hydrangea will develop flowers on the new growth it produces this season so you should have lots of flowers this year. Next spring you can prune it back to 12-18 inches. Enjoy your hydrangea!

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