Hydrangea Plants

Late Season

Charlene Jenny added on October 6, 2017 | Answered

My hydrangeas were purchased and planted late in the spring/early summer. They were very "wiry" when planted (tall droopy stems). Can I cut them completely back so that they come up new next spring? I don't want to kill them but not sure how to handle problem and some stems are laying on the ground they are so long/tall. What to do? Thanks, Charlene Jenny

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Answered on October 7, 2017

You may cut them back as long as long as they are healthy. They will come back but it might delay flowering for a season or two. Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/prune-hydrangea-bushes-hydrangea-pruning-instructions.htm

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