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#30154 Apr 24th, 2007 at 11:53 AM
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My hydrangia has the most beautiful leaves but I've NEVER SEEN IT flower!!! THIS WILL BE MY FOURTH SEASON AND AS IT GETS BIGGER EVERY YEAR I ANTICIPATE BIG BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS--BUT THEY NEVER COME!!! WHY??? DO I NEED TO PRUNE IT A SPECIAL WAY AT SOME TIME OF THE YEAR?? HELP!!!!

tommiet21 #30177 Apr 24th, 2007 at 01:20 PM
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What zone do you live in? If you are in a zone that can get late freezes like me (I'm in zone 6/7) that may be the problem. Hydrangeas bloom on old wood, which means they bloom on last years growth. Late freezes can kill those buds and you won't get flowers. I've slowly been replacing all mine with the Endless Summer hydrangeas which blooms on old and new wood, so even if we get a late freeze, they will still bloom on the new growth. As far as pruning goes, only prune right after they flower or you could be cutting off the buds for next year's flowers. I wait until mine have fully leafed out in late spring and just prune out the dead wood.


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