Question: I moved into a new house with some gorgeous hydrangeas. When is the best time to prune them?
Answer: When to prune hydrangeas is a common question and the answer is it depends on the type of hydrangea.
- If you have a panicle hydrangea such as Quickfire or Limelight, late winter or early spring is the optimal time just before bud break (when buds swell and open).
- If you are growing bigleaf hydrangeas such as the Endless Summer series of hydrangeas, they can be pruned in late winter, early spring, or after blooming.
- Smooth hydrangeas like Annabelle and Incrediball® can be pruned down to the ground in spring, or just let them grow.
You can read more about pruning hydrangeas on our new webpage, Pruning hydrangeas for best bloom.