Proper Pruning Matters!
Knowing what to prune and better yet when to prune is critical for best results. Pictured are a few Oakleaf Hydrangeas that had a total of five flowers. A year earlier these same plants had over 200 flowers. What happened? These Oakleaf Hydrangeas were pruned in early October which is the wrong time. Plant health wasn’t jeopardized but flowers were non-existent. By the way, the proper time to prune Oakleaf Hydrangeas is 3-to-4-weeks after they finish blooming.