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Blushing Bride shaping ?

Posted by holly_p z7 VA (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 25, 11 at 12:15

Last summer while leaving my local Lowe's in the parking lot I noticed a branch of hydrangea in the parking spot next to mine. I picked it up and took it home figuring I had nothing to lose. It rooted quickly and this year rewarded me with several blooms. I believe it is a BB. Right now it is 3 branches and about shin high. My question is will it fill out on it's own or do I need to prune to encourage a less gangly appearance?

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RE: Blushing Bride shaping ?

I rooted a couple hydrangeas and never did any pruning. They filled out more each year with more sprouts popping out of the ground each spring and growing taller each year. I realize you are 2 zones down from me, but it still freezes in zone 7. My BB dies to the ground each year with the first freeze...self pruning. If that didn't happen, I question if you have BB.

RE: Blushing Bride shaping ?

Thanks Sunnytop! That is what I was thinking but couldn't find anything to back me up. It did die to the ground last winter and I was afraid I'd lost it. I almost took it out but a neighbor convinced me to leave and see what happens in the spring. Glad I listened to her!

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