Q: I have an ‘Angel’s Blush’ hydrangea that I would like to prune. I planted it last summer and it doubled in size. What is the best time to prune this variety?
A: ‘Angel’s Blush’ is a new panicle-type hydrangea from Monrovia that has white cones of flowers in summer. The cones fade to a pinkish-red by fall. Because this hydrangea blooms on new wood, you can prune it in winter or early spring. As you’ve discovered, it gets pretty big: ultimately ten feet tall and ten feet wide. If it is growing in a constricted space, consider moving it now. If you have enough space for it, you can leave it unpruned or trim it lightly each winter.