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Prunning Buttons and Bows

Posted by sandcastle11 OH (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 8, 11 at 10:07

I have a beautiful Buttons and Bows that I planted this year. Looks like it is doing great so far but the bottoms branches that had all of the blooms on them, are all floppy and basically laying on the ground. The rest of the bush is upright and looks vigorous. My question is can I/ should I prune these branches back to get them off the ground, or should I just leave them alone.

I am fairly new to growing Hydrangeas and my only other one at this point is a Pinky Winky that is (and I realize should be) much more upright in it's growth.


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RE: Prunning Buttons and Bows

You may want to use individual stakes to give them support or put chicken wire close to the stems to keep them upright. As they get older, they will get stronger. If you wish to cut them off completely for aesthethic reasons, you could also do that. The worst that could happen is that it triggers the plant to develop another stem and early frosts kill the new stem if it is not ready for winter.

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