Nikko Blue Hydrangeas

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Asked by Anonymous on April 22, 2011
Destroyed Old Tips That Tried to Bloom

I live in MA and just looked at the tips of my Nikko Blue and noticed that some are putting out little leaves while others are trying and the leaves look destroyed. What can be happening, and what is the best way to save them and the remaining others?

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Nikki
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Asked by Anonymous on June 12, 2011
Hydrangea -Nikko Blue, I Believe-Not Blooming

I have the perfect conditions of some sun and plenty of shade–5 plants with beautiful leaves–and no blooms. Looks like this will be the second year w/out blooms. I’m so disappointed. What can I do to get these well established bushes to bloom? Also, I bought the ‘Dancing’ variety yesterday-very pink but want it blue. I was told to put Epsom salts into the soil. Is this correct and how much?

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lolita

i have a hydrangea too but still new. i read alot about how to turn it into blue. the soil must be acidic. to add aluminum sulphate is the trick. when the soil is more alkaline the flowers will be pink. ask the stores for this element it is what will turn the hydrangea into blue although i havent tried it yet. mine is pinkish and has just one flower, but the leaves r plenty and big ones look healthy too.

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Asked by Anonymous on July 2, 2011
Hydrangea Not Blooming

My Blue Nikko hydrangeas look healthy but have no blooms. They bloomed the first year I planted them, but not since. This is their 3rd summer. Should I prune the dead stalks in the fall or leave them for the hydrangea leaves to bloom on the older wood?

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Nikki
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Asked by joy adams on July 10, 2011
Hydrangea Care

I just planted a Nikko blue. When I bought it, some of the leaves were brown around the edges. I cut them off but now I have more leaves turning brown on the edges and kind of curling up. It’s perky and looks good except for the bottom leaves. I live in Ohio. Pests are a problem on fruits, flowers and veggies.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This is a sign that the plant is not getting quite enough water. Hydrangea tend to need a bit more water than other plants, especially if they are planted in the sun. Increase water to the plant and that should get rid of the brown edges on new leaves.

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Asked by Anonymous on August 8, 2011
Big-Leafed Blue Nikko Hydrangea

I have pruned and not pruned my Nikko blue hydrangea, but it does not bloom no matter what. What should I do?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This article has some suggestions on other things that may cause a hydrangea not to bloom:
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/hydrangea-not-blooming.htm

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Rickedie

It may be that it's not getting enough sun. My Hydrangeas like morning sun and afternoon shade. You could try fertilizing it if you haven't already.

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Asked by FLOWERGIRL on August 31, 2011
Blue Nikko Hydrangea

I live in Zone 4 Indiana. My Blue Nikko hydrangea did not bloom this summer. Should I leave it alone and wait until next year? Fertilize it when? I have never pruned it back and am certainly afraid to at this point. Thank you.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The soil around the hydrangea may be lacking in phosphorus. That can affect the ability of the plant to bloom. Adding some bone meal in the soil should help alleviate the problem in the future. These articles will help you learn more (if you haven't already read them):
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/hydrangea-not-blooming.htm
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/phosphorus-plant-growth.htm

As for fertilizing and pruning, these articles should help you: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/fertilizing-hydrangeas.htm
http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/prune-hydrangea-bushes-hydrangea-pruning-instructions.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on July 10, 2015
Hydrangea

I recently purchased a Nikko Blue hydrangea. Some of the leaves had some brown on the edges. I cut them off, but I’m still getting the brown on the leaves. Could it be a disease or am I doing something wrong? Thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This could be a number of things--too little or too much water, over fertilizing, leaf scorch (if planted in too much sun), etc. Typically, in hydrangea, this is caused by a watering issue. Has it recently been planted? If newly planted, there may be gaps in the soil around the root ball that is drying out the roots. I would tamp down the soil around the plant. I would also recommend upping the watering. In addition, it could be suffering from shock. This article will help with that: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm

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