Tall, lanky, ugly shaped hydrangeas
I bought 2 very young double white hydrangeas (a lace-cap double variety called Wedding Gown) last year. They didn't bloom last year (not a surprise) but this year they look so lanky and strangely shaped. They have long wavy canes that are bare up until the ends where there are some leaves. There are leaves at the bottom, top, but not in between. So unsightly. I REALLY want to see what this hydrangea looks like, and wouldn't you know there are buds on the top now. After the plant blooms (I just want to see what they look like) I'd like to prune it down.... Will pruning it say 6 inches from the ground encourage a more regular rounded shape? Thanks for any insight!