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When and how do I prune hydrangeas ?



Not until all risk of frost has gone, as the old flower heads give some protection to the new shoots. Then take each stem down to a healthy pair of shoots and cut just above them. If they're mature shrubs, you can take them down to about 18" high, or eeven lower! Newer shrubs - not so hard this year.

24 Jan, 2010


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24 Jan, 2010


If it is a mature bush, it is recommended that you take out completely a third of the shoots each year, at pruning time....this prevents the bush getting too congested and unwieldy........

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