Limelight Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' Plant Patent #12,874

Growzone: 3-9

Lime-Green Flowering Hydrangea Limelight Shrubs

Limelight Hydrangea is a slightly more compact, easy to care for, panicle hydrangea cultivar developed by Proven Winners. Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' typically grows to 6-8’ feet tall and as wide. It is known for producing sizeable cone-shaped lime colored flowers.

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3 GAL $49.95
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Growing Limelight Hydrangea in the Garden

Limelight Hydrangea is a slightly more compact, easy to care for, panicle hydrangea cultivar developed by Proven Winners. Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' typically grows to 6-8’ feet tall and as wide. It is noted for producing large cone-shaped flowers. The large flowers that are produced in mid-summer are dense and held upright. Flower heads of mostly sterile flowers that change color on the shrub as they mature. Flowers started out creamy white, mature to chartreuse lime green and eventually acquire pink to rose tones as they age before finally fading to beige as they dry. Soil ph does not affect flower color with this plant so no need to worry about keeping the flower color correct. As the flower show fades in the fall, the oval-shaped dark green leaves turn to attractive shades of red through burgundy. Hydrangea blooms may be used as cut flowers for fresh arrangements or used in dried flowers or may be left on the plant where they will persist well into winter. Limelight Hydrangea should be planted in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Pruning limelight should be done in the winter or early spring. Hydrangea limelight flowers on new growth, so pruning late in the spring could cause reduced flower production. Limelight Hydrangea is perfect to be used in container plantings as a focal point in the center of a large pot. When used in this way it is recommended that you "under-plant" with mid-sized perennials as your second layer and then include trailing groundcovers which will spill over the edges of the pot creating a three-tiered effect. In the northern winters, we suggest moving the pot to a slightly protected location to protect the plants from the harsh winter winds. When done correctly using perennials these containers will provide lasting, low maintenance beauty year after year.

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Botanical Name: Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'


Common Names of Hydrangea Limelight: Panicle Hydrangea

Spacing for Hydrangea Limelight: 6 feet on center for mass plantings, 3 to 4 feet on center for hedges.


Growth Rate of Hydrangea Limelight: Moderate to Fast


Long Flowering, Great Cut Flower, Reliably Hardy, Excellent Fall Color