Cutting Back Hydrangea

Asked July 29, 2020, 1:18 PM EDT

I have a beautiful pink hydrangea that has 4 blooms on it. The first bloom to open is now faded and is about to die but the others still look good. Should I cut the dead bloom off or wait until the end of summer/early fall to cut them all back at the same time?

Douglas County Nebraska

1 Response

The faded flowers could be removed. But it would be best to wait until next spring as the plant starts to grow to do any cutting back. Some of the newer cultivars of hydrangea will bloom on both old and new wood.