Container Hydrangea Plants
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Buds on the hydrangea seem froze this winter

Zone southern coastal virginia | jujubuee added on May 5, 2015 | Answered

Buds on the hydrangea seem froze this winter. Does that mean no blooms? How can I protect? The buds on the stems froze in an extra cold winter on a balcony facing west. The plant is in a large pot in the shade. The leaf growth is healthy.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 6, 2015

If your hydrangea is leafing out them your plant should be fine. If your plant suffered some winter damage you can prune away the dead material.
I have listed a few links for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/hydrangea-winter-care-how-to-protect-hydrangeas-from-winter-cold-and-wind.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/prune-hydrangea-bushes-hydrangea-pruning-instructions.htm

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shelley
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Answered on May 6, 2015

How do the buds look? Did they turn dark and dry looking? You can try breaking one or two of the buds open. If there is no green inside, they have probably succumbed to the harsh winter.

This article will give you advice on hydrangea winter protection:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/hydrangea-winter-care-how-to-protect-hydrangeas-from-winter-cold-and-wind.htm

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