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Wait too late, and you remove new buds; they're present long before you.

Dec 02, How to Prune Nikko Blue Hydrangeas."Nikko Blue" hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla"Nikko Blue") grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 through 9, with a mature size of 4. Sep 21, Because"Nikko Blue" blooms heaviest on old wood, prune immediately after its early-summer flowering ends.

This removes stems before next year's flower buds form. Wait too late, and you remove new buds; they're present long before you see them. Jul 21, Nikko blue hydrangea bushes do not require much (if any) pruning, but the main thing that you need to know if you do feel compelled to prune them is that they bloom on old wood. Buds are set in late summer to early fall, so you should prune prior to treeleaning.buzzcal Name: Hydrangea macrophylla.

Nov 12, This is a Nikko Blue Hydrangea that was cut down “to clean it up” in the fall. The canes were cut to about three feet tall, and as you can see the shrub has grown back to six feet tall and wide by the following July. There are only a few flowers because that “clean up” pruning removed most of the treeleaning.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins.

Jul 13, Pruning right after the plants finished blooming is best for Nikko Blue and other hydrangea but to your point there often is dead wood in the spring that needs to be removed. Either way really works just fine unless the plants are just too big, the late summer blooming is Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins.

Jun 09, I Recently Broke the Rules of Hydrangea Pruning and My Nikko Blues are blooming like crazy plants. This is what happened. This spring I bought about Nikko Blue Hydrangea. These plants were field grown and dug just a little bit late and they suffered some damage from being dug so late.

In short, they looked bad. Jul 14, Hydrangea macrophylla (mophead and lacecap)Big Daddy, Homigo, Lemon Daddy, Nikko Blue, Pia, or Pistachio; Hydrangea quercifolia (Oakleaf) Alice, Munchkin, Sikes Dwarf, Snow Queen; Group II bloom on new wood. These plants produce flower buds in the current season, beginning about a month or two before they bloom.

Hugely popular - and deservedly so - Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue' features large, rounded flower heads, up to 5 in. across (12 cm), densely packed with rich, deep blue florets. Blooming in early summer for up to 2 months, 'Nikko Blue' is very floriferous and produces new flower stems throughout the summer.

The foliage is medium green with large, lustrous.