Hydrangeas: To prune or not to prune?
DIY friend, that depends. When does it bloom? If it’s very early in the summer, you’re better off leaving it for now and pruning it right after the flowers are done next year. That’s because it blooms on old wood. If you need to do something to the plant, just take off the old blooms themselves, nothing more. However, if your hydrangea blooms on new wood—meaning it flowers later in the season—then it’s all right to prune it now, even down to the ground if you like. You can also leave a few stems to act as supports come the next growing season.
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