What's your question? Ask

Hydrangea Plants

Q.Strange blooming on hydrangea

Zone Murfreesboro,Tenn. Zone 7a | Anonymous added on September 30, 2019 | Answered

I have 3 endless summer Hydrangea shrubs. They’ve always bloomed fairly well. This year,I have blooms deep in the shrub,I’m assuming from old wood,while it looks like blooms on new wood are now taller and blooming.is this normal? This first picture shows what I mean the best.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 2, 2019

Yes, this can be completely normal. I would recommend cutting off those older blooms (those tucked away and fading) as they die off. This will leave the healhty ones to keep going, and even promote new flowers.

These are a type of mophead hydrangea, and are well suited for your area, and will sometimes need pruning anyway, if they get to out of control. This article will help you to know when to prune different types, but you will be concerned with bigleaf mopheads: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/prune-hydrangea-bushes-hydrangea-pruning-instructions.htm

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Hydrangea Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert