Hydrangeas grow and bloom the best in morning sun with afternoon shade. And like the other plants it also need some pruning to be able to produce more flowers. The best time to prune them is right after they bloom, before they have a chance to start making new flower buds.
Hydrangeas make beautiful specimen plants in the garden. Many have interesting foliage and bark, but most are grown for their large showing blossoms. So it’s very disappointing when hydrangeas don’t bloom for a season. If that happens, it is probably one of three reasons.
- Either it did not get enough sun
- An early frost or cold spell killed the flowers buds or
- It was pruned at the wrong time
To complicate the issue, different types of hydrangeas need pruning at different times.
You will have to know what type your plant is. Hopefully, you saved the label. If not, an educated guess can be made by looking at the foliage and flowers.
How to Prune Hydrangeas
When to Prune hydrangea generally depends on when they set their flower buds, in late summer/fall or during the growing season.