Struggling transplanted hydrangeas
My neighbor was going to toss three hydrangeas that were planted in too tight of a spot and so were not doing well.
I transplanted them on the north side of my house in May. I cut off all of the dead wood and have been watering deep once a week. They are barely hanging on, although two have kept some of the blooms and all are getting new leaves here and there.
I'm wondering if I should cut them back to give them a better chance of survival, or leave them be until I would normally cut back other hydrangeas in the yard when they go dormant.
Heres a couple of pics of the poor things. They are about 5 feet tall.
The two that are showing more signs of life:
The worst of the three, but still getting new leaves:
Thanks for your help.