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Nikko Blue Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'

$19.95 (10% Off)

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-t- 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 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 6-9
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

5-6 ft.

Mature Width:

5-6 ft.


Partial Sun


3 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'

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Large, 6-inch Flower Heads All Summer!

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!

Although this type of Hydrangea favors the blue spectrum, they may occasionally arrive pink.  This is due to the alkaline nature of our nursery water. Change the color of the flowers you produce simply by adjusting the pH in your soil. For blue, adjust soil to a higher acidity. And if hot pink is your preference, just go to more alkaline soil.

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 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.

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Customer Reviews

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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.
January 1, 2013
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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.
July 28, 2015
over 2 years 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
July 26, 2015
over 2 years ago
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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.
July 29, 2015
over 2 years ago
Still no blooms. Leaves browning.
July 10, 2017
10 months ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Nikko Blue Hydrangea

Nikko Blue Hydrangea  Planting Diretions 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.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Maria A on Oct 11, 2017
great shrub
john c on Jul 27, 2017
Maria A on Oct 11, 2017
Want to try them around the deck. See them planted in East Hampton N.Y and they are so beautiful. Will order more this fall to complete the landscaping.
Thuy L on Aug 9, 2017
great shrub
john c on Jul 27, 2017
I had one that had to be dug up due to construction - I was heartbroken.
Elena Marie K on Jul 6, 2017
beautiful flowers
JOHN T on Jun 25, 2017
Kay R on May 15, 2017
robert d on Apr 24, 2017
Constance H on Apr 3, 2017
Color leans toward blue
Andrew F. L on Mar 20, 2017
Have previously bought this Blue Hydrangea and just love the beautiful flowers
Domingo H on Mar 19, 2017
My moms favorite
Rochelle V on Jan 16, 2017
I chose this Hydrangea as a gift, for an elderly Lady that had recently moved from the country to the city for health reasons and she couldn't take her flowers with her, so helping to replace some of her favorite ones to make her feel at home in the city.
Sharon S on Jul 21, 2016
hydrangeas are my favorite
Heidi E on Apr 22, 2016
My wife loves this flower and we are now going to have in the front yard for her to enjoy.
Santiago m on Mar 19, 2016
Hydrangea is my favorite flower and blue is my favorite color. I do not see any reasons for not purchasing it.
Yanjuan G on Feb 21, 2016
The 'blue' for the red, white, and blue...
Nancy R on Jan 19, 2016
Beautiful plant that will be wonderful in my backyard
Hebe S on Jan 6, 2016
Want to try them around the deck. See them planted in East Hampton N.Y and they are so beautiful. Will order more this fall to complete the landscaping.
Thuy L on Aug 9, 2017
I had one that had to be dug up due to construction - I was heartbroken.
Elena Marie K on Jul 6, 2017
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
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: I believe last year's wood, it takes at least a month to see leaves growing
can you ship in the fall????
Millie on Jul 15, 2015
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
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.
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.
Will this be ok in zone 10a ?
Michele on Jul 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Nikko Blue Hydrangea are good for Growing Zones 6 to 9, Zone 10 would be too hot for this.
I live in zone 5 how well will they do here?
Jean H on Mar 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Nikko Blue Hydrangea is not recommended for zone 5. The winters are a little cold for this shrub. With some extra protection in the winter this is something that might thrive.
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
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.

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