New Wood Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas that bloom on new growth are often referred to as "New Wood Hydrangeas."  These varieties produce flower buds on the current season's growth.  Shop our wide selection.

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About New Wood Hydrangeas

 

New Wood Hydrangeas, a category that includes varieties like Panicle Hydrangea and Smooth Hydrangeas, bring a touch of elegance and reliability to any garden. Known for their ability to produce blooms on the current season's growth, these hydrangeas simplify the pruning process and ensure a consistent display of beautiful flowers year after year. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a newcomer to horticulture, New Wood Hydrangeas offer versatility, low maintenance, and a wealth of blossoms, making them a popular choice for those seeking enduring beauty in their outdoor spaces.

How to Prune a New Wood Hydrangea?

Pruning a New Wood Hydrangea is generally straightforward because these hydrangeas produce flowers on the current season's growth. Here are general guidelines for pruning New Wood Hydrangeas:

1. Timing - Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. This allows the plant to allocate energy to the development of new stems and flower buds.

2. Remove Dead Wood - Cut out any dead or damaged wood to encourage healthy new growth.

3. Reduce Height - If you want to control the height or shape of the hydrangea, you can cut back the stems to the desired length. Make cuts just above a healthy bud or set of buds.

4. Thinning Out - To improve air circulation and reduce the risk of disease, consider thinning out some of the older stems at ground level. This encourages the growth of new, vigorous shoots.

5. Remove Weak Stems - Remove any weak or spindly stems to encourage robust growth.

6. Prune for Size Control - If the hydrangea has become too large for its space, you can selectively prune to control its size. Focus on removing older stems while leaving younger, healthier shoots.

7. Deadheading (optional) - After the hydrangea has bloomed, you can deadhead (remove spent flowers) to improve the overall appearance of the plant. However, this is not strictly necessary for the plant's health or future bloom. 

What are the Advantages of New Wood Hydrangeas?

  • Reliable Blooms - New Wood Hydrangeas produce flowers on the current season's growth. This means that as long as the plant is healthy and growing well, it is likely to produce blooms each year.
  • Pruning Flexibility - Since these hydrangeas bloom on new wood, they can be pruned in late winter or early spring without the risk of removing potential flower buds.
  • Hardiness - New Wood Hydrangeas tend to be hardier and more forgiving of harsh pruning or challenging growing conditions. They can often bounce back well even if the plant experiences winter damage or is cut back severely.
  • Versatility - These hydrangeas are versatile in terms of size and shape. With proper pruning, gardeners can control the height and spread of the plant, making them suitable for various garden sizes and styles.
  • Adaptability to Different Climates - New Wood Hydrangeas are often more adaptable to different climates and growing conditions. They can thrive in a range of soil types and tolerate a broader spectrum of environmental factors.
  • Long Blooming Period - Many Panicle hydrangeas, in particular, have a long blooming period, providing gardeners with an extended display of beautiful flowers.
  • Low Maintenance - These hydrangeas are generally considered low maintenance. Once established, they can require less fuss in terms of pruning and care compared to some hydrangeas with more specific requirements.

Overall, the advantages of New Wood Hydrangeas make them popular choices for gardeners seeking reliable, easy-to-care-for plants with consistent and beautiful blooms.

Discover tips to ensure your hydrangeas thrive, from soil preparation to pruning techniques, by following our expert advice on the Hydrangea Planting and General Care Guide and the How to Prune Hydrangea Plants blog.