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By Treetop

West Midlands, United Kingdom Gb

Hi all, I have some (Hydrangea Black Steel) when should I if ever deadhead them?



It's really a matter of aesthetics, whichever look you prefer. Either way won't affect the bush now that it's dormant. I leave the flower heads on for winter interest but clean it up in the spring before it's starts to shoot again.

7 Dec, 2015


Thanks, Bathgate. Oh yeah! a Merry Christmas.

7 Dec, 2015


Thank you Treetop! Merry Christmas to you and yours too!

7 Dec, 2015


It is usual to leave the flower heads on as Bathgate says. It also gives some protection from frost to the first buds. they are usually the ones with next years flowers in them. They can look pretty with a hoare frost on them.

7 Dec, 2015


Yes, usual advice in the UK is to trim off the dead heads and any dead bits after growth has started in spring.

7 Dec, 2015


Thanks guys/girls, your advice is much appreciated.

8 Dec, 2015

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