More ways to tell what you have. If it blooms blue, it's a hydrangea that should be pruned in late summer, as necessary. If it doesn't have blue flowers and it blooms later in the summer (after July 4), it's probably a good candidate for late-winter pruning.
If you must prune in winter or spring after buds have formed, take care to remove no more than ⅓ of the canes to ensure at least a few flowers for next season. If your hydrangea has overstepped its bounds, you might consider pruning it back now and moving it to a more appropriate location.
May 10, This is the best time of year to prune new wood varieties, but you can prune them at other times of year as well - just avoid pruning them right before they're about to bloom in the spring and early summer. You can cut back all the stems by 1/3 in the winter. Pruning at this time will help the shrub produce bigger, showier flowers%. Apr 11, A bush can be trimmed by cutting back stems close to a 1945 Marblehead MA.
If a plant is overgrown, prune back about one-third of the older stems almost to the ground. Oakleaf (hydrangea quercifolia)Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Prune in spring and enjoy the flower heads in winter, they are also a safe warm place for the insects. user 04/26/ Different hydrangeas need pruning at different times as depending on the type, some don't really need pruning while others can be pruned hard to near ground level.
The hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) is a bush that is grown for its large, colorful flowers. When pruning a hydrangea it is important that you first identify the type of plant you are dealing with. Nov 12, Prune in late-May by only removing canes or tops of the stems that have no green leaves at that time. 2. Since Annabelle (one of the Hydrangea arborescens varieties) and LimeLight or other panicle types (Hydrangea paniculata varieties) produce their flowers on new growth you can prune them either in the late fall or early spring.