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Nikko Blue Hydrangea  for Sale 
Nikko Blue Hydrangea  for Sale

Nikko Blue Hydrangea  for Sale

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This is a beautiful flowering shrub for areas in your yard that have full or partial shade. The big, round, blue flowers are also stunning in a vase.


Nikko Blue Hydrangea

Large, 6-inch Flower Heads All Summer!


Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 3 Gallon

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List: $89.90
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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 1 Gallon

-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, Sep 7
List: $39.90
Sale: $19.95
50% OFF
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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 1-2 ft

-4 left in stock
Ships this Mon, Sep 7
List: $35.90
Sale: $17.95
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OUT OF STOCK

Experts Recommend

Planting Mix
Nikko Blue Hydrangea Planting Mix

Helps your Nikko Blue Hydrangea get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1-2 bags of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
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One of the extremely popular Mop Head Hydrangeas, with large, rounded blooms heads. 

Nikko Blue Hydrangea blooms last a long time and make excellent cut flowers for romantic bouquets for your home décor. The blooms also make a great dried flower arrangement, allowing even a beginner to retain great color. Imagine vibrant blue flowers to add some uniquely lovely pizzazz to a Christmas wreath or dinner centerpiece!Not only are the flower panicles of Nikko Blue an impressively large 6 inches across, they are also one of the most reliably blue of this type of Hydrangea, favoring the blue spectrum rather than the pink. It responds readily to soil acidity to turn the rich, striking blue that people love in Mop Head Hydrangeas.

Grows quickly to its full size, making a spectacular show in your yard! It only takes two or three of years for this beauty to reach its mature size of 6 feet, and it comes back each year to that size, making a nice, full, rounded plant with no pruning. It will bear its big blooms all over the bush, not just on top, and their rich color is a outstanding. Neat and uniform, it makes a traffic-stopping hedge, and a single plant draws all eyes, while a few scattered through the garden keeps the color coming when your perennials are starting to flag in midsummer to late summer and into fall.

Beautiful blooms all summer, and they last for months! Nikko Blue bears its long-lasting blooms for over two months in summer, and they will stay on the plant through fall. The color gently fades as the blooms age, adding interest to the fall garden, and they are also attractive when cut for dried arrangements.



Growing Zones: 6-9

Mature Height: 5-6 ft.
Mature Width: 5-6 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Very Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-9
(green area above)




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It's Easy to Plant your Nikko Blue Hydrangea

Specific Directions for Nikko Blue Hydrangea
Plant your Nikko Blue Hydrangea in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Nikko Blue Hydrangeas can tolerate full sun, but prefer partial shade. Morning sun and afternoon shade provide optimal growing conditions. Plant your Nikko Blue Hydrangeas about three feet apart for a hedge.

Nikko Blue Hydrangeas prefer slightly acidic soil but will adapt to your natural soil even if it's sandy or heavy in clay as long as it's well draining. Keep your soil moist, not over saturated. Nikko Blue Hydrangeas need about an inch of water a week.

Fertilize your Nikko Blue Hydrangea in the early Spring and late Summer with an acidic fertilizer. Nikko Blue Hydrangea blooms first emerge in the Summer and last into the fall. If your blooms are dull or off color add sulfur to your soil.


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Nikko Blue Hydrangea .

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Nikko Blue Hydrangea gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Nikko Blue Hydrangea again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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these Blue Hydrangea are very beautiful but you need to tell people they dont stay blue. you need a certain type of soil to keep them blue. if i would of known this before i bought them i am not sure if i would of bought them.
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December 31, 2012
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The plants came in wonderful package with their own pots. I was surprised to see that. I buy from various online nurseries. It never happened before. Plants are healthy and good size.
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July 28, 2015
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3 months ago
The color of the blooms remained pale lavender to ivory.
The plant seems to be thriving. It requires a lot of watering. The plant seems to be thriving. There were four huge blooms which opened shortly after the arrival. In spite of my frequent fertilizing (twice a week) using a fertilizer for acid-loving plants, the color of the blooms remained from ivory (no color) to pale lavender. It never developed the brilliant blue you see in the photo. That is why I am not giving 5 stars. If you have an advice, please give it to me. Sincerely,
Keiko Kuroda
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July 26, 2015
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Nikko Blue Hydrangea
loved the plants. arrived safely packaged and in a timely manner. they are growing nicely so far. my only concern is that i read in the instructions after i received it, that they may bloom pink depending on the ph level of the soil they are planted in. i have no idea how to check that, so i'm hoping i just have good luck.
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July 29, 2015
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2 months ago
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When do I cut the hydrangea backfor the following year?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
Best Answer: Don't. Wait another season before cutting them back
Reply · Report · Kevin R on Jun 2, 2014
Do they bloom on current year's or last year's wood? Also looking for one that has a shine on the leaf.
Thomas C on Aug 23, 2014
Best Answer: Although I purchased this Hydrangea, I can't answer your question because I was too eager to put it outside in the spring and received a late frost. I brought it in to recover...it did! I put it back outside. It has no blooms but it is getting big and healthy. I have purchased from Fast Growing Trees 3-4 times. I'm very happy with the quality of their plants! I think this hydrangea will really show out next year. Good luck. I'm sure it will do well, as all their products I purchased has done. I would purchase another one. ~Jeanette
Reply · Report · Jeanette on Aug 23, 2014
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Hi, it says its shipped as a 1'-2' bare root, but also says its guaranteed to flower within the first year, which sounds hard to believe especially if its only shipped as a bare root. How big will it grow in the first year, and what if it doesn't flower within the first year?. Thank You
Karen B on Feb 3, 2015
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leaves are brown how to care for hydrangea ?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2014
Best Answer: If you water during the hot afternoon, when the sun is blaring down on plant and water gets onto the foliage, it will actually blister the leaves if above 80 degrees. The result will be that the leaves appear to be browning from the result of some kind of disease. I don't know if this is what you are experiencing, only know that I learned the hard way years ago. Best way to water is to use a drip hose under the mulch. If you don't have a drip hose, just remember to water early in the morning and to only water the ground underneath. Do not water the foliage, it only needs it at the roots.
Reply · Report · Sharon L on Apr 18, 2015
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We live in eastern North Carolina in Brunswick county. My question is "is it too late to plant these Hydrangea this summer?
Tony H on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: We did not receive our plants until July and they did very well for us. Our winter was rather harsh on them, but they both came back this spring and they're looking great.
Reply · Report · David W on Jun 9, 2014
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can you ship in the fall????
Millie on Jul 15, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Millie
Yes we do ship in the fall. It's a great time to get your plant established before the cold weather hits.
Have you thought of companion plants to accent the beauty of the hydrangea, fall would also be a great time to plant them. When spring arrives, you will be able to enjoy your well established beds!
Happy Gardening
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Jul 15, 2015
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Can this plant survive in below zero temps.?
cookie on Sep 22, 2014
Best Answer: I purchased two blue hydrangea last year and planted one in the yard bed and the other in a large pot. Central Texas got several nights of freezing weather this year and while I didn't lose either of the plants I think they were ...."stunted" because they didn't bloom even tho they grew to about three feet. I still have both and have been feeding a different fertilizer to see what will happen. too late to expect a blossom this year but we'll keep these warm this winter and hope for the best in speing 2015.
Reply · Report · Bill v on Sep 22, 2014
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best time to plant hydrangea in the north east?
A shopper on Aug 10, 2014
Best Answer: Check your zone. The map's green shows this plants grows in the NE but not he far NE. Maine and like 5 states underneath are not zoned.
Reply · Report · Teresa S on Apr 19, 2015
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I just planted my Nantucket Blue Hydrangea and it was beautiful until the next day, now the leaves are drooping, they are not dry but they look like they are about to die, Please let me know if there is anything I can do to keep it?
Rosemary D on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: It's probably just experiencing some shipping shock. Plants will shed their leaves in order to protect themselves while transitioning to their new environment. Care for your Hydrangea as normal and give it about 3 weeks to perk up and improve.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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do the plants do well planted late fall?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2014
Best Answer: Yes, I put mine in last fall and it is doing very well
Reply · Report · Dennis K on Sep 21, 2014
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how are the plants delivered?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2014
Best Answer: These plants are shipped in a pot, or if the pot is too big the root balls are wrapped in burlap. The roots are carefully packaged to create a mini green house effect in order to provide the plants with water and nutrients during transit. They're delivered via FedEx.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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Although I did not purchase mine from you, I am a new customer and may considering another purchase soon. My Hydrangea was a birthday present for my wife. I've since tried to repot for the patio. It is still living, but shows no sign of growth, about two months. It just doesn't seem to want to establish its roots. There are new signs of leaves and possible buds for flowers, but other than that, not doing well. Some of the leaves turned kind of gray and the original blooms are dead. Can this plant be saved?
RichP on Apr 12, 2015
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I live in zone 5 how well will they do here?
Jean H on Mar 30, 2015
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I bought 3 of these plant are they ever suppose to bloom yellow flowers?
Cindy H on Oct 15, 2014
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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.


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