Nikko Blue Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'

SKU
04196
A superb shrub for accent, specimen or border use in semi-shaded areas; desired for the splendid, abundant, showy flower clusters. Handsome green foliage on a boldly branched, mounded form. Blooms on old wood. When planted in acidic soils, produces blue flowers; in more alkaline soils, flower color may have a pink hue. Deciduous.
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Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationhye-DRAYN-jee-uh mak-roh-FIL-uh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer
Design IdeasFew plants offer such beautiful Dutch blue coloring as Hydrangea when grown in acidic soils. Perfect for cool-colored garden schemes featuring purple, pink and white. Gorgeous as an accent amidst lighter greens or when planted in a mass to intensify the impact of these flowers in large spaces. Big enough to provide reliable foundation planting along walls, fences or as partitions and screens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Fast Growing
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsHolly (Ilex); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus); Hosta (Hosta); Azalea (Azalea); Sweetspire (Itea)

Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Apply mulch to conserve moisture and protect in harsh winters. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Soil and water pH influences bloom color; consult garden center for suitable amendments. Feed in early spring. Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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