Hydrangea: Little Lime – Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs

Hydrangea: Little Lime – Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs

Dwarf ‘Limelight’ hydrangea! Compared to its famous sibling ‘Limelight’, Little Lime hardy hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) may seem like a pipsqueak. Don’t let this petite shrub fool you. While maintaining its short stature of 3-5’ tall and wide, it really packs a visual punch in the garden. In summer, lime green blooms open on strong stems – no drooping here. As it ages, rich pink coloring emerges to prolong the show through fall.

Little Lime hydrangea is small enough to grow in containers and also stands out as a bold mass planting. Its bright bloom coloration makes it an excellent choice for cut flower gardens and can be used fresh or dried. This reliable performer blooms on new wood, so a quick trim in late winter or early spring will encourage fresh growth and an abundance of buds. Like most hardy hydrangeas, it is hardy to Zone 3 and does best in full sun or part shade.

Summer flowers open soft green and turn pink and burgundy in fall.

2016 – Selected as landscape plant of the year
2015 – Awarded a Gold Medal from The Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society.
2013 – Awarded Plantarium Gold Medal
2013 – Green is Life Bronze Medal
2011 – American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) Management Clinic Best New Plant award.

Best Seller
Fall Interest
Small or Miniature

Characteristics

Duration:  Shrub
Shrub Type:  Deciduous
Height Category:  Medium
Garden Height:  36 – 60 Inches
Spacing:  36 – 60 Inches
Spread:  36 – 60 Inches
Flower Colors:  Green, Pink
Flower Shade:  Green, turning pink in fall
Foliage Colors:  Green
Foliage Shade:  Green
Habit:  Mounded
Container Role:  Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:  Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category:  Easy
Blooms On:  New Wood
Bloom Time:  Early Summer,  Mid Summer,  Late Summer
Hardiness Zones:  3a3b4a4b5a5b6a6b7a7b8a8b
Water Category:  Average
Uses:  Border Plant,  Container,  Cut Flower,  Dried Flower, Landscape
Uses Notes: Excellent for the mixed border or foundation plantings. This compact, hardy hydrangea fits easily into smaller landscapes, including container gardens.
Maintenance Notes: Prune in late winter/early spring. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in early spring. A supplemental dose of liquid feed may be needed in mid summer. Soil pH does not affect bloom color.


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