HYDRANGEA - Knowledgebase Question

staten island, Ne
Question by ramirezroray
July 30, 2009
I PLANTED SOME HYDRANGEA IN MY BACK YARD THREE OR FOUR YEARS AGO, THE LEAVES ARE VERY GREEN AND LOOK VERY HEALTHY, BUT ARE ONLY BLOOMING ABOUT 3 OR 4 FLOWERS A YEAR--HOW CAN I GET MORE FLOWERS TO GROW?


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Answer from NGA
July 30, 2009

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Hydrangeas produce flowers on new shoots which develop on old wood so it's important to prune them early in the season so they will develop lots of new growth. Next spring, just as the buds begin to swell on the branches, reduce the branches to about 12-18" (or knee-high) from ground level. Anything that sprouts from those branches will be a flowering stem. Enjoy your garden!

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