Aug 03, You don’t have to cut back hydrangeas. However, I recommend maintaining the health of the plant. It also helps the flowers to grow large and full. There are different times of the year when hydrangeas should be cut back, depending on what type of growth you are treeclear.buzzted Reading Time: 7 mins. Nov 18, You can cut back a badly overgrown 'Annabelle' hydrangea to just above soil level in winter after the shrub goes dormant.
Nov 07, Getting Your Hydrangeas Ready for Winter. If your hydrangeas live in a cold climate, late fall weather is the perfect time for them to harden off, you can use this same time to prepare them to make it through the coming winter.
Exactly what you do depends on what kind of hydrangea you have and where it treeclear.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins. Jun 28, The key to hydrangea winter protection is to protect your plant, whether in a pot or in the ground, prior to the first frost of winter through the last frost the following spring. Let’s look at what you need to do for your hydrangea in winter.
How to Cut Back Hydrangea Plants for the Winter. May 10, You can cut back all the stems by 1/3 in the winter. Pruning at this time will help the shrub produce bigger, showier flowers. However, many gardeners like their hydrangeas to have smaller flowers on sturdier stems%. Aug 17, You can clip the dead flowers off the plant just below the bloom, or leave it on the plant into the winter.
Most dried hydrangea flowers break off sometime in the winter and any that remain on the plant can be removed in the spring.