Limelight Hydrangea Shrubs
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' Plant Patent #12,874
These flowering shrubs can be used all around your yard however you may wish. The creamy white of the limelight blooms shine in front of the dark green of their surrounding foliage. The flowers start to blossom in early summer and endure after the fall months. Best in partial to full sun and moist soil, Limelight Hydrangeas are easy to maintain, perfect for beginner gardeners or as a gift plant.
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Limelight Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) is a slightly compact, easy to care for, panicle hydrangea cultivar developed by Proven Winners. This shrub typically grows to 6-8 feet tall and just as wide. Growing 3-4 feet in one season, these hydrangeas will be the star of your landscaping in no time. With strategic pruning, they can be coerced into a tree, rather than a shrub.
The large flower heads reblossom in mid-summer and can last through several months of frost. These creamy white to lime green hydrangea blooms have a tendency to mature into rose hues that bring new life to your garden. The soil ph does not impact the flower color, so just sit back and allow these colors to transform before your eyes.
Plant your Lime Light hydrangea shrub in moist, well-draining soil. Although it can last in all North American growing zones, it is important to adjust depending on your local climate. For warmer climates, locate your shrub to allow for some afternoon shade after the morning sun. In cooler climates, hydrangeas will require full sun.
This versatile shrub can be used in many ways around your yard and can even survive in urban conditions. Establish it in front of air conditioning units to add aesthetic, or line several up to create an unforgettable privacy hedge that will remain year after year. For more plants that bring you year-round interest read our blog Winter Interest Shrubs That Brighten Your Landscape.
In addition, you can place your Limelight Hydrangea in a large pot but for a smaller version, try our Little Lime Hydrangea. These luscious beauties are not the be limited to the outside; their magnificent blooms can be cut and dried, or placed in some water to bring their elegance to your interior.
|Mature Height:||6 to 8 feet|
|Mature Width:||6 to 8 feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved deciduous shrub, summer flowering|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to part sun|
|Habit:||Upright, densely branched|
|Flower Color:||Greenish white flowers in summer turning light pink to burgundy in fall|
|Pruning Season:||Late Winter to early spring, promotes increased branching and more flowers|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, specimen planting or containers|
How do I mulch my Panicle Hydrangeas?
Applying a layer of mulch will help to retain moisture and protect these year-round shrubs from the harsh winter frost. Lime Light Hydrangeas appreciate organic mulch such as chopped leaves, compost, or pine straw. When these organic materials start to decompose, their natural nutrients are fed to the hydrangea, allowing for fuller, more vibrant shrubs. Be sure to leave a gap between the stems and the mulch in order to prevent rot and disease.
How do I fertilize Lime Light Hydrangeas?
Limelight Hydrangea grows best if it is fertilized once or twice in the summer, twice for warmer climates. Both organic or chemical fertilizers are great options, but be sure not to over-fertilize, as this may be more detrimental to your hydrangea. After applying your fertilizer, give your shrub a good watering to allow the solution to seep into the ground.
How do I water my Panicle Hydrangea?
After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Limelight Hydrangea a good deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5 a three-gallon pot would be 15 and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day thereafter. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks. The Treegator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.
How do I plant my Hydrangea Shrub?
Just like any hydrangea, it is recommended to establish your Limelight Hydrangea in a big that is twice as wide as the roots, but not any deeper. When creating a privacy hedge system, space your shrubs about 6 feet apart, as they can grow up to 8 feet tall and wide. Moist soil is best, but be sure it is well draining to prevent rot. Similarly, this resilient shrub likes full sun to partial shade, depending on your local climate.