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Dead Heading Your Hydrangeas

7/22/2019

About this time of year, some or most of your hydrangeas are blooming or are about to start blooming. Dead-heading your blooms is key to continuous vibrant color for the remainder of the season.

Above you’ll find Cityline Mars Hydrangea. This is a bigleaf hydrangea (macrophylla) that tends to die back to the ground in our area but comes back up in the spring time. These macrophylla hydrangeas bloom on old and new wood so die-back isn’t such a concern. As you can see, most of the flowers are pretty much spent. But that’s okay! There’s time for new foliage and more blooms!

First thing you’ll need is a clean pair of pruners! I deep clean mine once a week by disassembling them, cleaning, oiling and sharpening but I always disinfect after pruning a plant to avoid spreading disease. Best way to disinfect? Alcohol wipes! They’re small and perfect for a quick sterilization. Below is a picture of mine. They’re Felco 2 pruners. I’m in love with these and they’re totally worth every penny!

Now it’s time to prune! The smaller and cleaner the cut, the quicker they heal which is why you should make the cut vertical instead of at an angle. But before you cut, check for new buds/growth like below!

You can already see new growth starting here and it is a perfect place to prune.

CAREFULLY maneuver your pruners to make your cut. Remember, new growth is very soft and easily breaks. You can choose to cut higher as whatever stem is left above the new growth will shrivel up and be hidden under the new growth.

and VOILA! You may also notice that the branch springs back up. Flower heads can be large and heavy and can drag a branch down. If you prefer them not to be on the ground, just snip that branch a little farther back to give it a little more strength when it does flower again.

Not all flowers need to be snipped off at the same time, that is up to you to decide! I prefer to only cut off the really ugly ones and will dead-head as new flowers appear.

A WORD TO THE WISE!

Pruning can easily go too far! Take a step back after a few cuts and take a second to look at your work. Look at it from all angles and then return to pruning. Show your plants, yourself and your neighbors that you take pride in your work and yard. And hopefully you’ll be telling them you bought your amazing plants from us at Shademaster Nursery!

Alexandria Rose