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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'


Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue’ is very floriferous with beautiful pale blue mopheads, but needs afternoon shade to prevent scorching of flowerheads.

Inflorescence: Very numerous, tight, bright pale blue mopheads, 150mm diam.

Originated in Japan. Introduced to the West before 1970.

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: Medium (to 1.5m).

Color in neutral soil:
Pale pink, but not recommended

Color in acidic soil with AI present:
Pale blue

Ray florets: 4 sepals, entire, overlapping, 40mm diam.

Leaves: Simple, opposite and deciduous. Broadly ovate to broadly elliptic. Margin: serrate. Apex: apiculate. Base: attenuate. Venation pattern: pinnate. Texture of adaxial and abaxial surfaces: smooth, glabrous, moderately glossy. 170mm l x 110mm w.