May 27, Trim all the branches down to10 in (25 cm). Aim to make each branch between 4 to 10 in (10 to 25 cm) long. Use a clean pair of shears to cut the branches cleanly. Shorter branches will produce larger, stronger snowball flowers during the next growing season%. Apr 05, When you prune the branches on your Annabelle variety of snowball hydrangea you want to cut it back between 4 and 10 in tall every year.
By pruning the hydrangea closer to the ground you encourage larger flowers but more limited numbers. If you leave longer stems when you prune the hydrangea you will have more flowers but they will be shrubtrim.buzzd.
Sep 21, Cut back all branches to within a foot of ground level. Although you will sacrifice blooms for that year, a healthier, happier snowball bush should emerge the following season. If you cannot bear to part with all the blooms for the entire season, consider splitting the renewal pruning over three years, removing one-third of the old canes each year.
While there are over varieties of viburnum, one of the most popular is known as the"snowball bush." Attaining tree size at 12' by 12', clusters of tiny white flowers resembling snowballs cover the plant in spring. Apr 10, Carefully remove the snowball bush from its container and, using your hands, gently loosen any outside roots from the sides and bottom. Take care not to break or damage the roots of the bush. 4. Place the bush in the center of the hole so the root crown is about to 2 inches above the surrounding ground level.