Hydrangeas are among the showiest of summer-blooming woody plants. Shade-tolerant, they grow well under trees or on the shady side of a building. Plant singly as focal points, or mass together for stunning borders. Forms of H. macrophylla are also splendid for coastal plantings. Dry heads for beautiful arrangements.
Nikko Blue reaches a mature height of 4- to 6- feet tall in just 3 to 4 years. Zones 5 (with protection) -9.