Pruning Hydrangeas Hit by Frost
My hydrangea bushes have been hit with frost and the leaves that have come out early this spring have started to turn brown. Should I be cutting them back?
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I would wait until all threat of frost has passed first and then trim off only what is dead. They will regrow their leaves as long as the stems are alive. Most hydrangea bloom on old growth, so if you prune too much, you will lose the blooms next year. This article will help with pruning: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/prune-hydrangea-bushes-hydrangea-pruning-instructions.htm