the frost got the hydrangea
Can I trim the dead leaves? It looks bad. Thanks.
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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