Pruning Lacecap Hydrangeas
I have two blue lacecap hydrangeas. In the spring (April/May timeframe), I pruned back any stems that appeared to have no buds and were seemingly not going to produce any growth on them. I am now in the middle of June and have some long stems that do have leaves on them but are further down the stem leaving quite a bit of stem on top with no growth at all yet. It is unsightly to me, but I am concerned as to whether I should cut the stems down to where the new growth is or just leave them hoping more growth will appear on top. I am worried that if I cut the stem, it will kill of the entire stem. Any suggestions?
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You can go ahead an prune those back at this time back to the new growth.