Pruning the ‘Annabelle’ Hydrangea — whack ‘er down


POSTED BY KIM — It’s Easter Sunday, and yesterday I just pruned my Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ to the ground. With this warm weather, the shrub was fully leafed out, which made it seem somewhat sacriligeous.  My 10-year-old daughter even said, “Oh, are you taking that one out?”

No — just doing some daring spring pruning.

Be brave — you can do it!  Remember: the arborescens blooms on new wood, so you need to get rid of all of last year’s growth for optimum blooming this year…



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