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Old 06-11-2012, 12:37 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I have a hydrangea in my yard and I don't know what the correct method is in caring for it. I noticed it seems to be growing leaves from the ground up, but there are many old stalks (chutes) extending well above the height of where the leaves are. These chutes had no foliage and appeared dead so I cut them off because it looked so bad. In the fall after all the leaves are off should all the chutes be cut back down to ground level?
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I have a hydrangea in my yard and I don't know what the correct method is in caring for it. I noticed it seems to be growing leaves from the ground up, but there are many old stalks (chutes) extending well above the height of where the leaves are. These chutes had no foliage and appeared dead so I cut them off because it looked so bad. In the fall after all the leaves are off should all the chutes be cut back down to ground level?

There are different types of hydrangeas--requiring different approaches to trimming, etc. Can you find out what kind you have so you get the correct information?
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I have no way of finding out the type. It was planted before we purchased the house. The flowers usually bloom bluish if that helps.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Full sun or shade? How tall?
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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As OP stated it depends on the type of hydrangea. I have an Endless Summer variety and was told not to cut it back in the fall as it wouldn't produce blooms in the spring. When the hydrangea grows in spring and early summer, I cut the woody stalks off at that time.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Its in full sun and about 2.5 feet high.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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How about this?

Blushing Bride

or this

http://www.hydrangea.com/shopping/pg...&=SID#MOREINFO
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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Default OP be aware.......

Hydrangeas can be toxic to pets and childen.
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