Pruning of oakleaf hydrangeas
I have searched the forum for an answer to my questions (I am pretty new to gardening), and I could not find them. I also went to the hydrangeashydrangeas website and pruning recommendations are still a little fuzzy for me.
I planted a tiny (from a 4" pot) Pee Wee Oakleaf hydrangea in March and it is doing beautifully. I know if I am going to prune it I should prune in the next week or so (before August), but is it even necessary to prune such a young shrub?
I think the answer to my question is "no" because my plant is not too big for its space and there are no dead stems and the plant is so young.
Can anyone confirm this?
Also, to allow for blooming next year do I still need to cut somewhere below the dead blooms to remove them, or do I leave them as is?
Thanks so much. I've learned alot from this forum!