Question on pruning

kaine23(NJ/6)July 5, 2013

Now I have one those hydrengeas that bloom on old wood of the previous year. Does that mean really it blooms on the old wood that doesn't get leaves on it and i shouldn't cut those in the Spring? Or just plain don't get rid of old broken stems until the Fall? My plant will get some flowers, but mostly in the back of the plant.

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luis_pr(7b/8a Hurst, TX)

The term old wood refers to any stem that the plant had last year, that survived winter and leafed out in Spring.

Hydrangeas that bloom on old wood produce invisible flower buds around July-August. These stay invisible and unopened until after the plant leafs out in Spring.

Stems that have not leafed out by mid-May and remain dried out can be safely pruned at ground level or so.

This post was edited by luis_pr on Fri, Jul 5, 13 at 20:27

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