Little Lime® Hydrangea

Little Lime® Hydrangea

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  • Clustered Blooms

  • Changing Colors

  • Small Stature

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  • Family owned farm since 1980
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Dwarf Hydrangea Full of Lime Green Blooms!

The Little Lime® Hydrangea is sure to turn heads with its clustered, color-changing blooms. This panicle hydrangea bush is a dwarf variety of the Limelight Hydrangea, making it a great size for a smaller garden.

The Hydrangea Paniculata ‘Little Lime’ can be grown in containers and raised garden beds. Their small stature is not to be underrated, and their cone-shaped blooms will stand high and proud. Summer flowers will bloom with a soft lime green hue that will turn to pink and burgundy in color as the seasons change.  Deadhead spent flower blossoms in winter or early spring to encourage new growth and accelerate the bloom time. You can even keep your cut flowers once they have dried up to make a long-lasting bouquet.

Contrasting the showy flowers is dark green foliage that lights up the Little Lime Panicle Hydrangea shrub perfectly to put on a show during summer. Being a deciduous shrub, it will lose its green leaves over fall and winter to go into winter dormancy. This is a Proven Winners specimen developed for mass planting and foundation plantings.


The Dwarf Hydrangea Little Lime has an upright growing structure that will get up to 5 feet tall and wide at maturity. It is also drought tolerant. It performs best in loamy, moist, well-drained soil types and prefers morning sun and afternoon shade. Full sun throughout the day in warmer climates may scorch the leaves and flowers.

This flowering shrub can grow in most of the United States in the Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3-8. Makes an excellent shrub border. The recommended Little lime Hydrangea hedge spacing is 3 feet apart.  Growing hydrangeas is fun and rewarding and anyone in North America can grow their beautiful lime blooms.

The best time of year to plant this Panicle Hydrangea bush is in early spring so it has time to establish its roots before winter. The Little Lime hydrangea growth rate is up to 12 inches per year, and an annual application of fertilizer in the spring will supplement their root development.

How To Prune Little Lime Hydrangea

You can trim off any old blooms just below the flower head, as well as any weaker canes at the bottom of the plant. Also, removing older canes at the soil line will keep the blooms large and thriving. The closer you cut back to the ground, the bigger your flowers will be.

When To Prune Little Lime Hydrangea

Little Lime Hydrangea pruning should happen in late winter or early spring before new growth appears or larger flower buds start forming. If your Little Lime Hydrangea is leaning over, cut the branches 18-24 inches above the soil line for blooms on new wood.

Little Lime Hydrangea Companion Plants

The best companion plants for hydrangeas are other evergreen shrubs like hollies or boxwoods, daylilies, or azaleas!

Be sure to check out our Hydrangea Grow Guide,  Why is my Hydrangea Wilting, as well as our blog post on How to Prune Little Lime 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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Botanical Name
Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lime"

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Flower Color
Soft Lime

Foliage Color

Mature Width
5 ft

Mature Height
5 ft

Growing Zones3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Lynda S.
United States United States

Exceeded expectations

My six Little Limes arrived in pristine condition, healthy and vigorous. I planted them and they are now blooming profusely. Couldn’t be more satisfied with these beauties


Perfect Plants

Hi Lynda! Thank you for your continued support and sharing your feedback with us. We're thrilled everything is going well with your Little Lime® Hydrangea order. Smell you later.

United States United States

Great plants!

Received a large plant and it is already growing buds. I purchased PW small/tiny plants on their website and some of them died either the same year or the year after but this large plant grows sooooo well! I am in colorado, zone 5B where everything grows not so easy compared to the other warmer areas.


Perfect Plants

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our Little Lime Hydrangea, we appreciate your support of our family owned business. Best, Shirley

A Perfect Plants Customer
United States United States


I was shocked when opening the box received yesterday to find fully healthy and well grown limelight shrubs. It’s amazing how great they looked since they came to us in Bend, OR all the way from Florida. I’m very impressed.


Perfect Plants

Hi Adam. Happy to hear your Little Lime® Hydrangea arrived safe and sound in Oregon. We value your business and hope to see you around again. Take care!

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