Hydranga is it dead

Discussion in 'Hydrangea' started by poppy, May 25, 2012.

  1. poppy

    poppy In Flower

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    Help please, first of all i got to say i know nothing about gardening, ok we have a Hydranga which over the years has produced beautiful large pink flowers, but this year all we have had is a lot of dead wood, i have cut it down nearly to ground level, my idea was to dig it up, but before i do i thought id ask, is there any chance it will come again next year thank you poppy :'(
     
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    calinromania Young Pine

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    Check for green buds. If nothing yet, you may consider it dead.
    I don't think it will come back after a year of "nothing".
    Mine also looked dead but now it's all back green.
     
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    I only cut it down yesterday as it looked dead to me, but at the very bottom there is one or 2 green leaves, i think i will leave it until next year and give it a chance :-?
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Poppy, I would also take a wait & see attitude if there is a sign of something green. Did you have an unusually harsh winter this year?
     



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  6. poppy

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    We did have quite a frost yes of the leaves that are there now 2 or 3 are brown
     
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    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Poppy I am guessing you live in a warmer climate and that perhaps your hydrangea is not super hardy. I am in zone 5b-(recently rezoned 6a) & I have to watch the hardiness recommendations for hydrangeas carefully. I think many are only reliably hardy to zone 6 or 7.
     

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