Although ‘Little Lime’ is only recommenced up to zone 8, mine has thrived for years here in zone 10a. I’m in So CA, and I fell in love with this plant. I keep it on the patio in a large container where it’s perfectly happy. The blooms are just the right size for making bouquets with my roses. I took a chance by ordering this plant, and I’ve not regretted it!
Little Lime® Panicle Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata
- Part Sun to 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).
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 SellerFall InterestSmall or Miniature
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 60 InchesSpacing:36 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:GreenFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:Green, turning pink in fallFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:LandscapeUses 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
Elizabeth Fike, California, United States, 38 sec ago
We bought two initially and loved them so much, we bought three more! They are gorgeous and have been so easy to enjoy. We planted them in mostly full sun and they have never wavered. The flowers are as close to perfect as I can hope for.Michelle Beteta, Kansas, United States, 4 weeks ago
Brian Houston, Ontario, Canada, 12 weeks ago
Brian Schumacher, 14 weeks ago
Plan was fine last year, it is not leafing out and has no signs of life this year, My 9 limelights are doing great.Janice Cameron, Georgia, United States, 15 weeks ago
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 colourJackie Madsen, British Columbia, Canada, 48 weeks ago
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, 1 year ago
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, 2 years ago
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, 2 years ago
Rebecca Ketchum, New York, United States, 3 years ago