Bigleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue') in the Hydrangeas Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 3 feet
Plant Spread: 3 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Blue
Pink
White
Flower Time: Summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Cane
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Pollinators: Bees
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2008 Great Plant Picks award winner

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By mistyfog
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Date: 2017-11-11
By Faridat
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Location: Western North CarolinaDate: Early Summer
By vic
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Location: Porch gardenDate: 2011-0620Just getting their color.
By pirl
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Location: At a local nurseryDate: 2015-05-20
By Calif_Sue
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Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MADate: 2017-05-29The signature Cape Cod shrub
By sandnsea2
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-03-31Cutting grown
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Date: 2007-02-17Photo Courtesy of Hydrangeas Plus Used with Permission
By vic
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Location: western OregonDate: summer 2013
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Location: Porch gardenDate: 2011-0620
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Location: Porch gardenDate: 2011-0701
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Location: Porch gardenDate: 2011-0630
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Location: a local nurseryDate: 2014-07-24
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Location: Allentown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2014-11-02Leaves starting to turn, early November
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Date: 2008-06-30
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Location: my garden zone 7A Cape Cod, MADate: 2017-06-28
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Location: Porch gardenDate: 2011-0620
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Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
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Comments:
Posted by sandnsea2 (Cape Cod, MA, USA - Zone 7a) on May 22, 2012 12:13 PM

My favorite Blue Hydrangea, and a signature plant of my home, Cape Cod. They can be seen everywhere on that small peninsula, blooming all summer until frost. They thrive there best with ample moisture and full sun.
However full sun in New England does not compare to full sun in the South, so this plant likes partial shade in the South, unless an irrigation system provides them with daily watering.

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Plants were here when we bought the house.
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