Nikko Blue Hydrangea

Nikko Blue Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla Nikko Blue


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'Nikko Blue' Hydrangea is a classic shrub that offers flowers of rich blue or deep pink (depending on soil pH) all summer long. For decades it has been the classic name in mophead Hydrangeas, its large, rounded flowerheads gracing countless fine shade gardens.

This plant delivers large beautiful blooms from early to midsummer. Of all the mopheads (H. macrophylla cultivars), it has been renowned for its number of blooms, their size, and their rich colors. The flowers will be blue in acidic soils, pink in alkaline (lime) soils. Either way, they will be abundant, long-lasting, and lovely!

'Nikko Blue' reaches 4 to 6 feet high and wide within just a few years. It appreciates partial shade or dappled sun, and is a quick grower in moist, well-drained garden soil. Use it in the woodland garden, the border, foundation, or anywhere else you need stunning summer-long color and almost no maintenance!

Enjoy these blooms in the garden or as cutflowers, fresh or dried. Carried on strong stems, they keep their upright posture and rich color a long time. And even the foliage is handsome on this shrub -- bright green, large, and gently serrated! It falls in late autumn, revealing a densely branched skeleton that adds its own interest to the winter garden.

Rely on 'Nikko Blue' to provide you with years of enjoyment and beauty. Begin growing this classic favorite today! Zones 5 to 9.

Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Product was as advertised, but shipping be aware of shipping policy
Kelly from WV wrote (May 11, 2016):
I ordered this plant for mother's day and paid double the price in shipping for the 2 day so that she would have it before then. Well I assumed 2 day shipping meant it would be there in 2 days (I ordered 4 days before mother's day, so I thought that would be sufficient). Shipping does not include "processing time" so my only complaint is that it does not say this with the shipping options. So just be aware of Wayside's shipping policies but overall the plant seemed to be in good shape and we'll see if it produces anything like the pictures.
very nice plant
hydrangea lover from NJ wrote (April 27, 2014):
I received my plant in excellent shape. They were bigger than I expected. Now can't wait to see their beautiful blooms. Plant was packaged very carefully and soil was not dry. Very pleased and will be ordering more plants. Just ordered one for my mom for mothers day and can't wait to hear how she like her plant. I looked at ones in my local nursery and they were still dormant and very brown which is normal. Can't wait to receive my next order. Overall experience I am very happy my plant is very green unlike all the local nurseries and I will be ordering all my hydrangeas from here for now on
Beautiful plants
from GA wrote (April 11, 2014):
The plants arrived a day before I expected them and they are beautiful. Much nicer than the ones at my local garden center.
huge, beautiful flowers!
Anita from MD wrote (June 18, 2012):
Be sure to have a large area for this plant. It gets big and has so many flowers that I have cut flowers for arrangements all summer long. I've been playing with soil pH, so I have blue, lavender and pink all on the same bush - gorgeous!
Hydrangea Incrediball Following just a few simple growing tips for hydrangea will produce healthy plants with fluffy colorful blooms year after year.

Planting Your Hydrangea

Planting your hydrangeas in early spring or in the fall is ideal. When you are planting a hydrangea, remember that the blooms and stems must be protected from strong winds and the hot afternoon sun. Avoid planting in open areas where strong winds could break stems. Planting on the eastern side of a building ensures that, in the afternoon, when the sun is at its hottest, your plants are in the shade.
Make sure your plant has good drainage. If the soil is too wet, the roots might rot, and the plant will die. Incorporate a lot of organic matter and an all-purpose slow-release fertilizer into the soil to give your hydrangea a strong start.

General Hydrangea Care

  • If you plant them in the summer, they need a lot more water in the beginning to establish the root system.
  • Most varieties thrive in full sun to part shade, as long as they are planted in moist, rich soil.
  • Water deeply once a week, and maybe more, if the weather is particularly hot or dry.
  • Hydrangea fertilization needs vary greatly, depending on your intended bloom color. Certain elements of the fertilizer affect the soil pH, which is a major determinant of bloom color in the pink/blue hydrangea varieties.

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