Apr 05, If you have a hydrangea Limelight variety, you can prune it by cutting off approximately 1/3 of the total height. When you prune a limelight hydrangea be sure to do it at the beginning of Spring or at the end of winter.
The reason for this is that you want to prune prior to the new growth shrublop.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins. Pruning in summer during or after flowering to harvest flower heads may also be done on Limelight hydrangea shrubs. Do not worry about stem length or location when you cut branches for flower bouquets.
You can thin out or correct the pruning imbalance at the end of winter before the shrub starts growth again. Sep 11, Prune in late winter/early spring when your plant is winterized. You can prune limelight hydrangeas at any time of the year, because they are hearty plants.
However, it is easiest to prune them in the late winter or early spring, because all of the leaves will have fallen off and you will be able to see and access the branches easily%(12).
Dec 02, Prune 'Limelight' back to one to three of its strongest stems growing from the ground in late winter while the plant is dormant. Loppers can be used to cut stems up to 1 1/2 inches in diameter to. Sep 21, Schedule pruning in late winter or very early spring. Dead or broken branches may be pruned off any time of year.
If your Limelight hydrangea grows quite large, a reductive pruning each spring may help control the size by summer's end. Pruning in summer during or after flowering to harvest flower heads may also be done on Limelight hydrangea shrubs.