Limelight Hydrangea Tree

Limelight Hydrangea Tree

9 reviews
  • Showy large flowers

  • Tolerates full sun

  • Repeat bloomer

  • Low maintenance

Regular price $129.99

  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Make Your Neighbors Say WOW With This Showstopping Hydrangea Tree!

If you really want to add an ‘awe’ factor to your landscape, the Limelight Hydrangea tree form is exactly what you need!

The Limelight Hydrangea paniculata in tree form raises its enormous, beautiful creamy white flowers at eye level, making it impossible to miss! The flowers begin a soft lime green, fading into a graceful white in the mid summer with hints of pink, red, and burgundy in fall as the white blooms age.

The cone shaped flowers of the panicle hydrangea shrub will stand out amongst others to rounded nature and beautiful colors. Growing hydrangea trees makes a true statement piece in your yard!

The Lime Hydrangea tree features deep, rich green foliage all season long with pointy green leaves. The dark green foliage contrasts the lime green flowers nicely during the full bloom time.

This deciduous dwarf tree has a course texture allowing it to stand apart from other flowering shrubs in your landscape. The Limelight plant is an excellent choice for any flower garden, it is easy to grow, and makes excellent cut flower clusters for arrangements or bouquets.


This white hydrangea tree size will reach around 10 feet tall at maturity with a 5 foot wide branch spread. The tree form Limelight Hydrangea growth rate is very rapid. The fast growing tree can grow up to 1-2 feet per year. The large flowering tree will ship at a height of 3-4 feet from the top of the root ball on a sturdy central leader stem as it is already trained to grow as a small ornamental tree.

The Limelight tree can grow in both partial shade and full sun conditions and prefers moist, well-drained soil types. The perfect planting site is one with morning sun and afternoon shade, bright indirect light is best. The best time to plant the hydrangea trees is in spring or fall. Hydrangea shrubs prefer slightly acidic soil with a soil pH between 5-6.

Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer or plant food at the top of the root ball in early spring to jumpstart flowering. Allow soil to dry in between waterings for the best results. Apply mulch around the root system to help retain moisture and protect the roots during winter.

Grow this proven winner tree form hydrangea plant all across North America in the department of agriculture plant hardiness zones 3-9. It can be grown in almost every United States location and is very cold hardy.

Pruning Limelight Hydrangea Tree

If you are wondering when to prune the limelight hydrangea variety to maintain its tree form, prune in late winter to early spring when the tree is finished blooming and before new growth begins. The dwarf hydrangea tree blooms on new wood.

You do not want to prune flower heads or celadon green flowers on the hydrangea blooms. You only want to prune lower branches and you can shape the tree however you would like when it is the ideal time to bloom.

Looking for the shrub version of this plant? The Limelight Hydrangea bush is equally as beautiful in shrub form.

Contact us if you have any questions about the Limelight Hydrangea tree for sale. We can give you information on shipping details and shipping time. These are not bare root trees. They are rooted in their nursery container in high quality soil.

It makes the perfect small tree for your yard!

Check out the Hydrangea Grow Guide for more information on growing and cultivating hydrangeas and our blog Why is my Hydrangea Wilting. Looking to go on a pruning adventure? Check out How to Prune Limelight Hydrangea into a Tree!

Shipping information

Once your Limelight Hydrangea Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!


Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Flower Color
Pale, lime green

Foliage Color

Mature Width
3-5 ft

Mature Height
8-10 ft

Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Very happy with these plants. I will definitely order from Perfect Plants again

Penny D.

Bought one of these for a special spot in my landscape. It's winter so it arrived without leafs as expected. I did the bark scratch test to prove it was alive, which it was. About 4ft tall with not much branching but I know it will grow in the spring months.

Deidre L.

The plant was smaller than I expected, but it is doing well so far and hopefully will bloom nicely in the spring.


Perfect Plants

Hi Deidre, Thank you so much for the review on our Limelight Hydrangea Tree. We hope your tree has done well throughout the seasons. with flourishing colors and smell. Thank you again for your purchase and review, Melissa

C. Guzzo

We bought 6 trees from Perfect Plants and they came looking almost perfect. A few of the blooms were starting to fade but thats was ok due to time of the year. Very straight trunks and nicely shaped branches.

Mary B.

The limelight tree is lighting up my yard as we speak!! Very happy with my first purchase from Perfect Plants :D

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