Hydrangea: Nikko Blue Hydrangea macrophylla
Mature Height: 4-6 feet
Mature Spread: 4 feet
Growth Habit: Deciduous shrub.
Growth Rate: Fast
Light Exposure: Partial sun
Flower Color: Blue
Mature Bloom Time: Spring & Summer
Soil: Prefers moist, well-drained soil & acidic soils
Use: As a specimen, accent, hedge, or screen.
Pruning/Trimming: Shear annually after flowering to maintain desired shape.
Moisture: needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. The first year of growth requires watering weekly. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Mulching is recommended to detour weeds, keep the moisture content high, and temperatures low.