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improper pruning

Posted by sethbo 49504 (My Page) on
Wed, May 11, 11 at 16:40

Last summer I planted 2 Glowing Embers Hydrangeas and they bloomed beautifully all season. This spring I pruned all the old blossoms and stems way down. I realize now that was a terrible mistake! My question is what happens now? I'm hoping that the worst that can happen is I won't have blossoms this year, but maybe next. The new growth at ground level is coming in nicely. Anything else I should do?

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RE: improper pruning

Nope! You just need to wait. Not sure where you are located, but in my climate, it is sometimes possible for old wood blooming macs to produce a few odd blooms even when subjected to hard pruning. But in general, no flowers until next season. Tend the plant as usual.

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