Occasionally pruning these plants can improve their performance by Clive Lodge Length: 03:43Length: 3:44Even the most experienced gardeners can be confused by pruning hydrangeas. Some are cut back in late summer; others are pruned in the spring or fall. And how do you know which ones you have? In this video, Clive Lodge, a professional gardener from Kent, Connecticut, provides a simple answer to the timing dilemma by dividing them into two categories: spring-blooming and fall-blooming. Then he demonstrates the right pruning techniques for both types. Read more about pruning hydrangeas. View the discussion thread.