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Hydrangea Nikko Blue

Nikko Blue is the one famous for true blue snowball like flowers. Compact shrub grows to 4 or 5 feet tall. (Hydrangea macrophylla)

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Plant - 4" pot
Plant - 4" pot

Price: $18.95

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Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 60-72" tall (5-6 feet), 48-72" wide (4-6 feet)
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 12SHRUB
Common Name Mophead Hydrangea
Botanical Name Hydrangea macrophylla
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue
Estimated Mature Height 60-72" tall (5-6 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 48-72" wide (4-6 feet)
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms
Ships to Canada No
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  • Hydrangea Annabelle

    Hydrangea Annabelle

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Description
These famous shrubs are not small, usually four feet or more high with a similar spread, so give them room. Nikko Blue is what is called a Mophead hydrangea for obvious reasons, and the Mopheads are a group from the species H. macrophylla which is well-known for compact, not rangy plants. But of course, the best thing about them are the colors.

Nikko Blue is the famous blue one of course, a color that is bred into the plant. But like all hydrangeas, the colors may vary a bit once you plant it.

Soil pH affects flower color (blue color in highly acidic soils and pink color in slightly acidic to alkaline soils). Add aluminum sulfate to soil to make flowers bluer or add lime to soil to make flowers pinker (add any such soil amendments to plant root zone in late autumn or early spring).

About Hydrangeas: These popular shrubs, also called Hortensia, all have rounded flower clusters that persist through summer and fall. There are several types, since there are several species of the plant the hybridizers work with:
H. macrophylla or French Hydrangeas. These, the most popular, form non-rangy, attractive shrubs about 4 to 6 ft. tall, and are famed for their big, colorful ball-like flowers, usually blue or pink. The popular group here is called Mophead hydrangeas. Artificially shortened versions are sold in pots on Easter and Mothers Day, and the blooms are florists favorites, always popular for wedding decorations. In addition to the mopheads (solid ball of flowers), there are also lacecap versions of these hydrangeas. (H. macrophylla is native to the Far East.)
H. arborescens, a US native, includes the widely-planted, Annabelle. Much like the Mopheads, Annabelle is a shorter hydrangea with huge rounded flower clusters in pure white. This is the one famous for flowers so large they often weigh down the branches, needing special support.
H. paniculata, is a larger species, much taller than the Mopheads. The flower clusters are more cone-shaped, rather than round. The plant in this group is more rangy than the shorter types, but can be controlled by pruning. The famous Pee Gee hydrangea, often grown as a small tree is in this group, and was imported from Japan in the late 19th century. There are also newer H. paniculata hybrids, including the beautiful greenish-flowered one called Limelight.
Other Types: There are several other important hydrangeas. The tall native Oakleaf hydrangea (sometimes considered a small tree) is also a variety of the species, H. paniculata.

There is a great website all about Hydrangeas called Hydrangeas! Hydrangeas! Click here to visit.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Hydrangea Annabelle

    Hydrangea Annabelle

  • Garden Gloves

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  • Hydrangea All Summer Beauty

    Hydrangea All Summer Beauty

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5.0

just planted

By sally with the brown thumb

from Ormond Beach, Florida

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Hydrangea macrophylla Nikko Blue - Plant:

    I am a very beginner gardner! Am willing to learn!

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    Very Small, but nice so far.

    By cmid80

    from Springfield, OR

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors
    • Patio

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    Small may be a few years before blooms

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    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
    • Hydrangea Annabelle

      Hydrangea Annabelle

    • Garden Gloves

      Garden Gloves

    • Hydrangea All Summer Beauty

      Hydrangea All Summer Beauty

    Shipping

    Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

    Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
    • Hydrangea Annabelle

      Hydrangea Annabelle

    • Garden Gloves

      Garden Gloves

    • Hydrangea All Summer Beauty

      Hydrangea All Summer Beauty

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