How do you prune broad leaf hydrangeas in the winter? They are in a pot and I brought them into my garage from the outside before frost. Do I cut them back? They are still slightly green.
Make sure not to prune any new stems that grew this past year, as these are for blooming next year. If you are not sure which these are, it may be best to wait until spring to prune stems and only remove the leaves for the winter clean up. These articles will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/prune-hydrangea-bushes-hydrangea-pruning-instructions.htm
I purchased two gorgeous Hydrangea macrophylla, planted them, watered regularly and even gave some plant food for acid loving plants. I misted when they appeared to turn brown on the edges, and none of this has helped to revive my plants. What am I doing wrong? I think that they are dying.
It sounds like you are doing everything right. They may simply be going through some transplant shock from recent planting. This article may offer additional suggestions that you can try: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm
How to plant hydrangea "Galilee" macrophvila in hot SW Florida. Can it be grown in a container, and if so, send instructions on soil, container size, lighting outside? If planting in ground, what do I use for soil since Fla. soil is all rocks. I would have to make a hole and fill with soil that I would have to buy. What would I use for a substitute mixture for Florida? Also, what kind of fertilizer and how often? Also, how and when to prune and how will I know if it needs pruning? Thank you.
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I have bought a number of hydrangea (Macrophylla) pot plants to potentially use as table centerpieces for a wedding in mid July. They are looking healthy and have flower buds starting to show. As July would be early for hydrangeas to flower, would I be able to force an earlier flowering by moving them into a greenhouse? If so, when would be a good time? Thanks
According to my research, you can cajole blooming by stabbing the roots of the hydrangea and by warming the plants as you proposed.
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The first few years our hydrangeas (probably Big Leaf) bloomed profusely. The last three seasons produced many healthy leaves but no blooms. I tried cutting back to the ground, pruning back to the first visible leaf buds, and not pruning at all. Nothing helped. Any answers?
Improper pruning and excess nitrogen are the two most common issues for lack of flowers.
This article will help you.
Hello, my hydrangea plants ( I believe they are the Big Leaf variety), have not bloomed for the past 3 years. They have dry, long woody sticks scattered throughout, yet they are healthy appearing plants with large beautiful green leaves! I have added Bone meal to the soil this year for the first time in the hopes that a flower will appear. I fear they were improperly pruned a few years back. Should I just dig them out and start with new plants? Is there hope? I did read the information posted on this website but did not see a reference to the dry, woody sticks. So I wanted to send this for your review. Thank you for your help with this. Barbara Lubischer
This article will help you pinpoint the issue.
them. Right now leaves are starting to come out.
You can trim off the faded blossoms but make sure you don't cut off any flower buds. You should be able to see them behind the spent blooms. Do not do any pruning till after these have bloomed or you will sacrifice this year's flower heads. Here is more: