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To prune or not to prune2

Posted by lmsjfs 7 (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 17, 10 at 20:39

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RE: To prune or not to prune2

Not sure what the nursery that you went to had in mind. Some hydrangeas will have a weeping look when they are full of open and heavy blooms. Once the blooms fade then the stem becomes more upright. And stems with few blooms may not want to weep.

RE: To prune or not to prune2

  • Posted by botann z8 SEof Seattle (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 6, 10 at 2:06

I'd cut the lawn back to allow the hydrangea to grow to it's full potential to allow for potential weeping. Not enough room as is.

RE: To prune or not to prune2

It does look crowded with the azaleas flanking the back and the daylilies in front. I've hesitating to reign in the azaleas, but these have a more vertical growth. I'll probably cut them back a bit to give the hydrangea more room on the sides. What about raising the lower tier of the Hydrangea and letting the top do its thing? This was suppose to be a specimen planting. The landscape designer originally wanted to put a vertical Japanese Maple in this spot. I'm getting more convinced the installation guys didn't make the bed deep enough with every year that passes.

Can you tell I'm stumped on shaping this baby??? LOL

RE: To prune or not to prune2

Just a quick follow-up. Since I pruned the baby back last fall, I'm pleased to report that my baby is demonstrating vigorous growth with MULTIPLE branches (15+) growing in the top area. I'm going to let it do its thing this season and see how it turns out for the blooms. I think I may have gotten lucky this time.

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