How to Prune a White Dome Hydrangea

Overview

The white dome hydrangea has lovely 6- to 10-inch white dome-shaped blossoms from mid-summer through fall. This shrub is easy to grow and maintain. It grows from 4 to 6 feet in height, and has a spread of 3 to 4 feet. The hydrangea can be grown in full sun to partial shade and is hardy in zone 4. The white dome hydrangea blossoms on new wood, which is important to remember when it comes to pruning this hydrangea.

Step 1

Selectively cut some of the old wood down to a height of 18 to 24 inches. This will provide a framework of support for the coming season's new growth. This should be done in late winter or early spring.

Step 2

Prune the remainder of the old wood down to ground level. Deposit the pruned plant material in your compost bin.

Step 3

Prune to remove old blossoms. Cut just below the flower-head. Deposit the spent blossoms in your compost bin.

Things You'll Need

  • Hand pruning shears

References

  • Fine Gardening
  • Color Choice Plants
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Paula M. Ezop’s inspirational columns "Following the Spiritual Soul" appeared in Oconee Today, a Scripps Howard publication. She has published her first book, "SPIRITUALITY for Mommies." "From Death to Living in the Light" and "Spiritual Intelligence" will be released by Eglomerate.com. Ezop has a BA degree from Northeastern Illinois University and has been writing for 10 years.