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Too late in season for Hydrangea Pruning?

Posted by tulipsmiles 6 South of Boston (My Page) on
Mon, May 9, 11 at 12:29

I haven't gotten around to pruning my Limelight Hydrangeas yet. It's May 9th in Zone 6. They are leafing out but I dont (think) I see any buds.

Can I still prune or will I cut off all the buds for this season? Also, I realize they are too close to each other, as they will get much bigger. They are 4 yrs old. I'm thinking of digging them up and replanting to give them more space. If I do this, should I prune before or after? I don't want the shock the bejeezus out of them!

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RE: Too late in season for Hydrangea Pruning?

If it were me, I'd do nothing until fall. Hopefully however, someone with knowledge about flower bud development will come along to answer your specific question.

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