Today at Farmhouse Flowers it was time to prune back the PeeGee Hydrangea. We cut the trees back to almost nothing, so that by July they will look like this.
I was surprised at the shape of the PeeGee Hydrangea tree. In the past, I have always known hydrangea only as bushes. The height of the PeeGee tree is pretty outstanding, some can get over 10 ft tall!
In order to get the hydrangea trees to produce so many beautiful huge blooms, the trees need to be significantly pruned back in early spring. Today we clipped each branch and shoot down to the first node.
I was excited to learn how productive these trees can be. The trees can produce enough flowers in the first year to pay for themselves. Plus, any fresh hydrangea that aren’t sold in the summer can be sold as dried flowers after they take on the beautiful blush color in the fall.