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.
Limelight Hydrangea Tree Care
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!
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
- Showy large flowers
- Tolerates full sun
- Repeat bloomer
- Low maintenance