THIS IS WHEN & HOW TO PRUN A HORTENSIA
- Marie Hounds
- on Oct 10, 2022
Strong and beautiful: hydrangeas
The hydrangea is a shrub with many advantages. He is very strong and not at all susceptible to disease. It is a long bloomer, because the hydrangea can bloom for no less than six months in a row. In addition, it is very easy to maintain. In fact, providing enough water is the most important thing for this plant, for example with a nice vintage watering can. Read more about it at hydrangea care.
Prune different types of hydrangeas
Before pruning, it is important to know which hydrangeas grow in the garden. There are hydrangeas that bloom on old buds and old wood. They must be pruned in a different way than the hydrangeas that bloom on new buds and annual wood. See all the different types of hydrangeas in our article about hydrangea varieties. An important tip: in any case, do not prune hydrangeas in the winter. The wilted flowers that you leave on the shrub protect the plant against the cold in winter.
When to prune hydrangea on perennial wood?
The farmer’s hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla), oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), Hydrangea aspera and Hydrangea involucrata bloom on old buds, also known as perennial wood. Pruning is not really necessary with these species. These varieties bloom on the buds that were formed the previous year. The faded flowers of these species should be cut back from spring to autumn to promote new blooms. If you want a different shape of the hydrangea, you can prune it to just above the buds so that another period of flowering will follow. You then do the pruning in the spring, for example in the months of February, March or April.