Nikko Blue Hydrangea – Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Nikko Blue’

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The Early Blue Hydrangea, originating from Japan, is prized for its early-blooming, vibrant blue flowers. Ideal for a variety of garden designs, it attracts pollinators, thrives in moist, well-drained soil, and its flower colour can be intensified with acidic soil conditions, making it a standout amongst hydrangeas.

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Nikko Blue Hydrangea – Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Nikko Blue’

The Early Blue Hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Early Blue’, native to Japan, is known for its vibrant blue flowers and early blooming season.

Features ‘Early Blue’ is notable for its beautiful, round flower heads that bloom early in the summer. The colour of the flowers ranges from deep blue to purple, depending on the soil’s pH level. Acidic soils enhance the blue hue, while alkaline soils can turn them more purple. This hydrangea has a moderate growth rate with large, lush green leaves. It does not bear fruits or nuts. The plant has a smooth bark and a sturdy root system. The foliage remains vibrant green throughout the growing season, and the plant is thornless.

Benefits for Nature Early Blue Hydrangea attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies with its early-blooming flowers. Although it doesn’t produce significant nectar, the dense foliage provides shelter for small wildlife. The plant is generally non-toxic, making it a safe addition to wildlife-friendly gardens.

Landscaping and Design In landscaping, Early Blue Hydrangea is valued for its early blooming and vivid blue flowers, making it an excellent choice for garden borders, mixed beds, and as a standalone feature. It complements both formal and informal garden styles, particularly when paired with plants that have lighter or contrasting foliage.

Preferred Conditions Early Blue Hydrangea thrives in moist, well-drained soil and prefers partial sun to partial shade. Acidic soil conditions enhance its blue flower colour, achievable by using soil amendments like aluminium sulphate. Regular watering is essential, especially during dry periods. The plant is somewhat wind-resistant and can tolerate urban pollution. Unlike some hydrangeas, the intense blue colour of ‘Early Blue’ can be maintained and enhanced with careful soil pH management, making it a gardener’s favourite for consistent blue blooms.

Fun Fact about Early Blue Hydrangea An interesting fact about Early Blue Hydrangea is its ability to bloom earlier than many other hydrangea varieties, bringing vibrant colour to gardens at the start of the summer season, a time when most other hydrangeas have yet to flower.

Summary The Early Blue Hydrangea, originating from Japan, is prized for its early-blooming, vibrant blue flowers. Ideal for a variety of garden designs, it attracts pollinators, thrives in moist, well-drained soil, and its flower colour can be intensified with acidic soil conditions, making it a standout amongst hydrangeas.

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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES

Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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