Q: I prune my mophead hydrangeas religiously every spring, and I never get any flowers!What am I doing wrong? A: Mophead or French hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla var. macrophylla) are some of the easiest, most reliable shrubs gardeners can stumpchop.buzz flourish without fertilizer, chemicals or even pruning for that matter.
Their showy white, pink and blue blossoms put on a stunning display. Mar 20, Surfing Hydrangea Nursery, Inc. PO Box 91 Somerset Road Nantucket, MA [email protected] FIND US on GOOGLE MAPS. Apr 05, In terms of pruning the hydrangeas do not require pruning.
You can do it for aesthetic purposes especially if you want to get rid of dead branches and you can certainly deadhead the shrub to get rid of blooms once they have reached their peak however the plant will do just fine if you never come at it with a pair of shears. Aug 20, Prune the hydrangea to reduce its size. If your hydrangea has grown quite large, you can prune it in June or July (just after the blooming season) to contain it a bit.
Trim back the branches by 1/3 to the nearest stumpchop.buzz: K. Sep 08, With all types of hydrangea, it pays dividends to build a strong bushy plant before you worry about flowers. The first few years after being planted are the most important for pruning, because it builds the foundation for years to come. As a young plant, it is best to prune or pinch your plant in order to build a full bodied, well-branched plant.
Prune back the branches that bloomed the previous summer in late winter when the shrub is still dormant. Cut back the branches to within 1/4 inch of a leaf node or bud with shears, removing up to Missing: mophead.