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'Limelight' Hardy Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 8
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 72 - 96 Inches
$17.99
Size: Quart
$39.99
Size: One Gallon
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
'Limelight' Hardy Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata
Part Sun to Sun 72 - 96

Features

The myth, the legend, the plant: 'Limelight' hydrangea.

This unique panicle hydrangea revolutionized landscaping across North America. Huge, football-shaped flowers open in an elegant celadon green that looks fresh and clean in summer's heat. The blooms age to an array of pink, red, and burgundy which persists through frost for months of irresistible flowers. You can use 'Limelight' hydrangea just about any way you can imagine: as a showy flowering hedge, to screen off air conditioners, as an attention-getting specimen, in containers, flower gardens, or anywhere around your home. A long-time favorite of professional florists, it also makes an excellent cut flower, fresh or dried.

Top three reasons to grow 'Limelight' hydrangea:

- It's a time-tested classic that graces the yards of thousands of homes across North America

- Large flowers have a unique color that looks great with any style and color of house.

- Blooms every year, even in cold climates - winter doesn't phase it at all.

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Long Blooming
Fall Interest
Drought Tolerant

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
72 - 96 Inches
Spacing: 
84 - 96 Inches
Spread: 
72 - 96 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Green
Flower Shade: 
Green
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: 
Late Summer
Bloom Time: 
Early Fall
Bloom Time: 
Mid Fall
Bloom Time: 
Late Fall
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Dried Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Maintenance Notes: 

This extremely durable, long-lived plant is easy to grow. It likes full sun in cold climates, afternoon shade in warmer ones, but it does require well-drained soils that do not remain soggy for any amount of time. 

To prune, simply cut back by one-third its total height every spring. If you wish, you can apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants (like a rose fertilizer) at that time as well.

'Limelight' Hydrangea paniculata USPP 12,874, Can 2,319
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Mary Ann
    Ely
    Minnesota
    United States
    27 weeks ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Amanda
    Grand Rapids
    Michigan
    United States
    33 weeks ago
  • This hydrangea is by far the hardiest and easiest to grow. Just make sure it has plenty of space. It has massive blooms that are prolific. Furthermore, the flowers are fantastic for drying. I love that it blooms at least until Thanksgiving in my area, ( southern Pennsylvania), it always an amazing sight!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Jennifer
    39 weeks ago
  • its planted in mixed borders and in parking lot islands. Im a commerical landscape designer and I use this plant the most. Very reliable. Very showy.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Cathy tenaglia
    Middletown
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    39 weeks ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Rob
    Babylon
    New York
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Rob
    Babylon
    New York
    United States
    1 year ago
  • This plant is a fast grower and responds to pruning well. Consistently beautiful foliage and flowers. Like other hydrangeas the deer love it. The deer will devour it quickly and usually do so as the flowers start to bud out. They even worked it over after a good spray of liquid fence! It appears worth growing in high traffic deer areas because it grows so well and is resilient. As it grows so tall the flower heads stay out of the deers reach.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Greg
    Charlottesville
    Virginia
    United States
    1 year ago
  • This is the only Hydrangea I have been able to grow. The blooms are gorgeous.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Patricia
    Clarkrange
    Tennessee
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Since I love hydrangea's but have mostly sun- oriented spaces to plant, I tried this sunloving specimen, and it's a proven winner! Acts as a beautiful "privacy" fence next to our front porch, producing gorgeous cream/light green flowers in summer, changing to delicate mauve/cream in fall. After 2 years, mine has grown to almost 7 ft. Very hardy, low-maintenance.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    judy robinson
    Hagerstown
    Maryland
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Nikki
    Grant Park
    Illinois
    United States
    1 year ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2010 Plant of Merit Missouri Botanic Garden
2010 Plant of Merit Missouri Botanic Garden
2010 Plant of Merit University of Georgia
2010 Plant of Merit University of Georgia
2010 Plant of Merit University of Georgia
2010 Plant of Merit Missouri Botanic Garden
2009 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
2009 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
2009 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
2007 Knock Your Socks Off University of Georgia
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