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Little Lime® Panicle Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata

(12 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
60" 60"
Height
36 - 60"
Spread
36 - 60"

This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    Features

    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

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Green
    Flower Colors: 
    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
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    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.

    Little Lime® Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane' USPP 22,330, Can 3,914
  • 12 Reviews

    • 2 little Limes planted in a large pot each. Gets afternoon sun. Have found over the years the flowers have gotten smaller and smaller. Have lost their lime colour

      Jackie Madsen
      British Columbia
      Canada
      3 weeks ago
      Satisfactory Average performance, met expectations but not outstanding.
    • I planted 8 Little Lime hydrangeas (Proven Winners purchased thru a local nursery) late last fall. They were lovely, healthy plants so I knew they were getting a good start other than being planted later in the fall than would have been ideal. No worries! Not only did they all survive the winter beautifully, but have grown larger and fuller. They are now LOADED with blooms - you would think they have been established for years! Truth is I never even got around to fertilizing them in the spring. HIGHLY recommend this as an easy care, high performing, and beautiful plant!

      Shirley Gassen
      Missouri
      United States
      10 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Our landscaper installed 5 Little Limes last fall. They were loaded with blooms and looked great then, and all 5 have healthy green growth this spring. Definitely a show piece and easy to care for too.

      Pam L
      New Hampshire
      United States
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I got five of these on clearance at Fleet Farm last year; they started me on a gardening passion. These were little bushes last fall when I planted them. They exploded with growth and the blooms were gorgeous, starting that incredible ivory green and then slowly moving into pink. The blooms were huge and lasting. I planted them at the side of my garage and put quick fires in between. Love this shrub! So does others who have commented.

      jen golle
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Rebecca Ketchum
      New York
      United States
      2 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • My little lime did not survive this winter!!! Deader than a door nail!!

      Don AGREN
      Virginia
      United States
      3 years ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • carmen
      Virginia
      United States
      4 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • We have 5 different varieties of this type of hardy hydrangea and each season they grow bigger and better. They bring a wonderful variation of color to our landscaping. Would recommend this to everyone.

      Jason Kilby
      Virginia
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Marshall Dirks
      Illinois
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I planted 2 Little Limes last year in full sun and they are gorgeous this year. They are full of pretty blooms that go on for a long season and stay the right size for my garden. I also love the color change from the early green to white and then rose. It is really an exceptional plant.

      Laurie Newcomer
      New York
      United States
      7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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