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Hydranga question

Posted by glenda z7 alabama usa (My Page) on
Thu, May 24, 07 at 13:15

I have large Hydrangas and all the new has put out from the bottom and has made it about halfway up, so I have all this green (at the bottom) and a whole bunch of sticks at the top. Always before they have put out all over so should I cut all these bare stems down to the green? They are about 10 year old plants and the big blue and pink blooms...when they bloom,LOL!
Would really appreciate any help with one of my favorites.
I made a picture to show one of the plants but I guess I can't add it to this message.

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RE: Hydranga question

You should have cut back the dead stuff, and cut out about twenty percent of all old wood, then fertilized in very early spring.
If the bare stems are really, really dead, cut them off. If there is any sign of life don't cut them as the plant will bloom on old wood.

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