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Close up of Nikko Blue Hydrangea flowers, large cluster of small blue four petal flowers
Nikko Blue Hydrangea planted in a landscape various large rounded clusters of small blue four petal flowers emerging from large green conical shaped foliage
Close up of Nikko Blue Hydrangea flowers, large cluster of small blue four petal flowers
Nikko Blue Hydrangea planted in a landscape various large rounded clusters of small blue four petal flowers emerging from large green conical shaped foliage

BOUNTIFUL BLUE BLOOMS FROM SUMMER TO FALL 

FEATURES:

  • Large blooms appear in the summer, lasting until fall, providing brilliant blue hues to your landscape
  • Glossy, green foliage provides a dynamic backdrop for the big blue blooms
  • Heat and drought tolerant, low maintenance
  • Wonderful when used as a flowering hedge or border planting, in a cut flower garden or in containers
  • Vigorous growth habit and fast growing
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Photo Credit: ©Nova-Photo-Graphik GmbH® Nikko Blue Hydrangea

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Mature Height: 4-6' tall
  • Mature Width: 4-6' wide
  • Exposure: Partial Sun
  • Spacing: 5-6' apart

Nikko Blue Hydrangea

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'

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BOUNTIFUL BLUE BLOOMS FROM SUMMER TO FALL 

FEATURES:

  • Large blooms appear in the summer, lasting until fall, providing brilliant blue hues to your landscape
  • Glossy, green foliage provides a dynamic backdrop for the big blue blooms
  • Heat and drought tolerant, low maintenance
  • Wonderful when used as a flowering hedge or border planting, in a cut flower garden or in containers
  • Vigorous growth habit and fast growing
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Photo Credit: ©Nova-Photo-Graphik GmbH® Nikko Blue Hydrangea

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 6-9
  • Mature Height: 4-6' tall
  • Mature Width: 4-6' wide
  • Exposure: Partial Sun
  • Spacing: 5-6' apart

Why plant Nikko Blue Hydrangea?

Big and bountiful blue blooms would be the best way to describe the Nikko Blue Hydrangea - especially in early summer! Come spring we are graced with large and serrated, dark green foliage that acts as a bed for the upcoming blooms. Entering the summer season, large 5” flower heads of blue florets blanket this shrub into early fall. Growing anywhere from 4-6’ tall and wide, this shrub provides effortless beauty. Relatively low maintenance, average water requirements, and adaptability in most planting locations all make the Nikko Blue Hydrangea a must have for any property!

How to use Nikko Blue Hydrangea in the landscape?

The Nikko Blue Hydrangea is adaptable and a master of color in the landscape. Utilized in many locations from themed gardens to containers, the Nikko Blue adds stunning color and design to lackluster locations. In early summer, the Nikko Blue Hydrangea explodes with huge beautiful blooms that can be either blue or pink, depending on the soil. Acidic soils provide blue blooms while more alkaline soils will bloom pink. Try showing off by adding a Nikko Blue Hydrangea to your beds or borders, plant them in groups to create a stunning screen, you can even trim the blooms and dry them to make arrangements for a centerpiece!

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 6-9

How To Plant Nikko Blue Hydrangea

Are you considering planting a Nikko Blue Hydrangea around your home? Here are some simple conditions that will allow your Hydrangea to thrive and grow happily! The Nikko Blue Hydrangea enjoys some morning sunlight, however locations in the south may want to choose a location that provides more shade throughout the day. Areas in cooler climates may allow for more light. Next, let's make sure your soil is compatible. The Nikko Blue Hydrangea enjoys rich, moist, well draining soils, these spots will provide you with the best growing conditions possible. Something to consider when planting your Nikko Blue Hydrangea is its reaction to soil acidity. In acidic soils the blooms of the Nikko Blue will be blue, however planted in locations where the soil is more alkaline, your blooms will appear pink. Simply amend the soil as needed to provide the color you are looking for.

How To Water

After planting, your Nikko Blue Hydrangea is going to be thirsty. Watering is as easy as can be, simply water a minimum of twice a week until your shrub is established. Once established, you may reduce the amount you water. Keep an eye on local weather for inclement conditions and water accordingly during periods of drought or high heat.

How To Fertilize

Feeding your Nikko Blue Hydrangea is a great way to promote healthy growth in the future. Start by providing fertilizer to the planting site, this can be considered the first feeding. If you are planting in the spring, the next application for fertilizer can be in the fall, then again the following spring. If planting in fall, spring will be the next feeding for your Hydrangea. Continue this process for the life of the plant and enjoy healthy, happy blooms!

How To Prune

The Nikko Blue Hydrangea offers a fairly simple pruning process. This process should take place after the blooms of the season have come to an end, trim back branches to the nearest healthy bud to allow for new blooms during the next growing season. During winter, you may prune for shape, do so by removing any dead or damaged branches while pruning to the shape you desire.


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