In this video, long-time Reder Landscaping employee Steve Cross demonstrates the proper approach to dormant fall hydrangea pruning.
All hydrangeas benefit from annual pruning to maintain the “Three S’s” (size, shape and structure), as well as to improve flowering next spring and summer. With dormant pruning hydrangeas during late fall you get the added benefit of being able to harvest the spent flowers for use in indoor arrangements, as Steve demonstrates.
Learn More About How to Prune Hydrangeas
Keep in mind, only hydrangeas that flower on new growth, like the Annabelle and Paniculata varieties, benefit from being dormant pruned during late fall, winter, or early spring. To learn more about the best times of year for pruning different Hydrangea varieties, go to this article on the Reder blog.
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