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mop head hydrangeas

Posted by marcinont 6a london (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 15, 06 at 9:49

I have a mop head hydrangea(snowball) that had a large amount of flowers this year.My question is how can I prevent the bush from flopping over? Can this be done by either prunning a certian way or doing something else.All ideas and methods would be greatly appreciated
thanks marcinont zone 6

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RE: mop head hydrangeas

Hi Marcinont, I have the same Mop Head hydrangeas, I cut them back in late March and then I stake them as they grow. This prevents them from flopping over in heavy rains. The flowers get so big that it's impossible for them to stand on their own once they've grown....I look forward to hearing other gardeners methods..Wayne

RE: mop head hydrangeas

Hi Marcinont!
Neighbour has one and gave me a small piece several years ago. Now when we both thin them back we give some to others. They are all over the neighbourhood now. Quite a show. I don't do anything to mine except to cut them back sometimes as late as when the new growth starts in the spring. They're tough little beggers and so big and thick behind the tool shed that there's no room to fall over.

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