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Name: helen walker

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May 22, 2017 1:19 PM CST
I have not gotten a bloom from my Hydrangeas in years, I only get the green leaves, Last year I didn't cut it back at all, but we had one last frost and now I think I won't a bloom this year. What can I do?
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 22, 2017 2:29 PM CST
Hi Helen,

Hydrangea bloom on last summer's growth. If you prune to the ground, you won't get flowers. But late spring frost die back shouldn't affect bloom. If there are still buds from last summer, it should bloom.

Is it getting enough sun? A Hydrangea in the shade won't bloom either.
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sooby
May 22, 2017 4:12 PM CST
Some hydrangeas bloom on old wood, some on new wood, and some on both. So it depends what hydrangea you are growing and where you are located whether pruning at the wrong time or weather causes them not to flower. Do you have any idea what kind of hydrangea it is and what your hardiness zone is?

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