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Tell me... is there any chance I can....

Posted by carrie630 z7bNC (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 20, 08 at 17:35

moved my Unique Hydrangeas (paniculata) (I am new at this so forgive me with the "name"...). I know I have read that you should wait until they are dormant (or at least until the first frost), but I wondered if there is a chance we can still move them with their leaves still on - our first frost is in three weeks. My husband is ready to get this done, but I told him we had to wait until there were no leaves. Am I right? Thanks so much

Carrie

Also, confused - I've never trimmed them and they have bloomed wonderfully - but I heard they bloom on "new wood", so does that mean in the spring I can go ahead and trim them down a bit? Thanks - always confused when it comes to hydrangeas. PS The flowers are now a pale pink...
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RE: Tell me... is there any chance I can....

sorry - my photobucket is messed up - there is no picture showing right now, I believe :0/


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RE: Tell me... is there any chance I can....

I don't think it would be a big problem if you moved it now instead of a month from now. Just make sure you get lots of the roots and water in well at planting time and at least for the next couple of weeks. Paniculatas do bloom on new growth and spring is the best time to prune. Prune heavy for larger but less blooms or sparingly for smaller but more blooms.
Jm


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RE: Tell me... is there any chance I can....

Thank you - that's great news!

Carrie


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