Preparing Hydrangeas

uehjr(6)November 18, 2008

I have two "Endless Summer" Hydrangeas planted in the front of my house near the street (basically a wind tunnel). I know the temps are supposed to go below freezing tonight and was wondering if there is anything I need to do to my hydrangeas to prepare them for winter. They did bloom all summer, not even close. I have heard that I am supposed to cut them back before winter. Any truth to this? Any help would be appreciated ASAP as it's getting mighty cold outside. THANKS!

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petzold6596(8b southern NM)

If you cut/prune them before they go dominate you will encourage new growth which will be killed by the first heavy frost. Not the best for plant survival.

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