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Sep 24, The climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris) should have overlong shoots cut back immediately after flowering.

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Most flowers appear towards the top of the plant, so leave as much of this un-pruned as shrubtrim.buzzted Reading Time: 5 mins. Aug 03, They can be easily recognized by where you can see where you have pruned them back many seasons prior. They will also have many layers of old looking dry bark.

Newer growth should be cut back in the early spring. If you want to decide to cut back any of this growth, you should do as the plant begins to shrubtrim.buzzted Reading Time: 7 mins.

They tend to bloom later than hydrangeas that bloom on old wood, since varieties that produce new wood need that extra time to create buds.

May 10, If your hydrangea has grown quite large, you can prune it in June or July (just after the blooming season) to contain it a bit. Trim back the branches by 1/3 to the nearest joint. In most cases hydrangeas will grow back quite quickly, so you may not be able to maintain the smaller size for long%.

Jan 30, Come spring when it leafs out, it's possible there may be a few branches that did actually get killed and you can prune them out then, but for now you can't tell what's dead and what's just dormant so I'd leave it alone unless it's so overgrown and in need of pruning that you're willing to forgo flowers next year to get it back in shape.

Sep 11, You can prune limelight hydrangeas at any time of the year, because they are hearty plants. However, it is easiest to prune them in the late winter or early spring, because all of the leaves will have fallen off and you will be able to see and access the branches easily.