Lush Cone Shaped Blooms Add Visual Appear During Summer
Planting a Limelight Hydrangea bush will add a true show stopper vibe and summer feel to your garden!
The Limelight hydrangea shrub boasts cone shaped flowers that are larger than most other hydrangea varieties and begin to bloom mid summer. Celadon green flowers bloom on new wood year after year. Deadhead spent flower blossoms in winter or early spring to encourage new growth and accelerate the bloom time.
The creamy white lime green color of the hydrangea blooms will last all the way into the fall growing season. Eventually, they will change into a deep pink that truly highlights and contrasts with its lush dark green leaves. Soil pH does not affect limelight bloom color. The white flower color will change as the weather cools down in fall.
The proven winner variety is what is known as a panicle hydrangea which means the blooms get quite large and the flower heads change from white to pink, red, or burgundy before drying to a beige color in winter.
Planting Limelight Hydrangeas
The Hydrangea paniculata limelight has an upright growing structure that will get up to 8 feet tall and wide at maturity. It is also drought tolerant. It performs best in loamy, moist, well-drained soil types and unlike many other hydrangeas, it prefers full sun to partial sun.
This flowering shrub can grow in most of the United States in the department of agriculture plant hardiness zones 3-9. Makes an excellent shrub border. Growing hydrangeas is fun and rewarding! They can grow in most of North America.
The best time of year to plant the limelight tree is in early spring so it has time to establish roots. The limelight hydrangea growth rate is up to 12 inches per year.
LIMELIGHT HYDRANGEA CARE
A slow release fertilizer applied in early spring will help this type of hydrangea thrive during the growing season. Apple insecticidal soap if you see pests such as slugs, snails, aphids, or spider mites.
Limelight hydrangea pruning should happen in late winter or early spring before new growth appears or larger flower buds start forming.
Our Limelight Hydrangea for sale is the perfect choice if you are looking for easy to grow, blooms every year, and even makes gorgeous cut flowers! The lime hydrangea flowers are a favorite for many gardeners!
Be sure to check out our Hydrangea Grow Guide, Why is my Hydrangea Wilting, as well as our blog post on How to Prune Limelight Hydrangea into a small Tree. Not interested in this pruning adventure? You can purchase the Limelight Hydrangea Tree already in a single trunk tree form. Truly a versatile, beautiful plant!
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Sunlight Full Sun / Partial Shade
Pale lime green
Mature Width 6-8 ft
Mature Height 6-8 ft
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
The plant liked the area it was planted & started blooming immediately. Holly tone & water are the best with newly planted hydrangeas.
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We were initially unhappy with our order but after working with the customer service team, everything was made more than right. The plants are beautiful. If you order from Perfect Plants, you will be well taken care of.
Hi! Sorry to hear about the initial disappointment, but happy to hear that we were able to make the matter right. Hope you're enjoying your Limelight Hydrangea Bush. Take care!
I am very pleased with the shrubs I purchased from perfect plants. They were very well packed and arrived exactly as was quoted. I immediately opened them and found them in great condition after traveling from FL to VA. They were still moist and I sat them out in the area where their new home would be. I planted them the next morning. They are doing fantastic and I definitely would order from perfect plants again should I need something. Great plants, great service= one happy customer.
Hi there, Thank you for your awesome support of our family-owned business, we really appreciate customers like you that take a bit of time from their day to leave us a great and honest review. We hope you love your new plant and that it thrives for years to come. Best, Shirley
So much potential
Our 12 plants arrived beautifully packaged. I was so excited for the arrival of May to see them leaf out and come to life. They've been planted for 2 months, we are in mid May....still no leaves. Each plant has just a few tiny leaves that have not done any growing. I really hope they come out of dormancy soon!! I can see that there's so much potential as each plant appears hardy and strong. I guess it would have been nice to have some advice included in the packages about what to do (or not to do) if faced with this issue.
Hi Alicia, Thank you for your awesome support of our family-owned business, we really appreciate customers like you that take a bit of time from their day to leave us a great and honest review. We hope you love your new plant and that it thrives for years to come. Best, Shirley
So far, my hydrangeas continue to be sticks. Hope they develop growth soon.
Thank you for your feedback, Kaye. Hope your Limelight Hydrangea Bush are doing well and thriving. All the best.