Timing Is Key When It Comes To Pruning A Hydrangea
When it comes to pruning hydrangeas, timing really is everything. The trouble comes with determining the best time. It depends on the type of the hydrangea and what type of pruning it needs to look its best and remain healthy. Summer Pruning Hydrangeas that are in the macrophylla group—which includes mopheads, lacecaps and oakleaf hydrangeas—flower on old wood. These require pruning in summer, preferably before August, so the new buds that will flower next year aren't removed.