Limelight Hydrangea Tree

Limelight Hydrangea Tree

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  • Showy large flowers

  • Tolerates full sun

  • Repeat bloomer

  • Low maintenance

Regular price $199.95 Sale price $139.95 30% off

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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 its 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 coarse 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 Pruning

The best time to prune the limelight hydrangea is late winter to early spring when the tree has finished blooming and before new growth begins. Similar to most panicle hydrangeas, limelight hydrangea blooms on new wood so any pruning should be done before new growth starts.

When pruning, you can remove any dead wood and broken branches but avoid pruning its flower heads or celadon green flowers on the hydrangea blooms. You can also cut back mature stems by about ⅓ if they’re drooping or weighing down.

As pruning the Limelight Hydrangea tree won't make it bloom again or more,  only prune to help shape it however you would like. Some like to shape it into a hydrangea topiary tree, but feel free to do what works best for your garden.

Limelight Hydrangea Bloom Time

You can expect hydrangeas to bloom from mid-spring to the late summer, and sometimes through to the early fall. Hydrangeas, including the Limelight Paniculata, are considered long bloomers and will continue to after other flowering plants have stopped blooming.

It’s worth noting that deadheading or pruning hydrangeas will not make them bloom again. As with most flowering hydrangeas, once the blooming starts, hydrangeas will keep flowering for around 2 weeks. 

Limelight Hydrangea Care & Watering

The Limelight Paniculata can be grown in almost every United States location and is very cold hardy. Grow the limelight hydrangea tree all across North America in USDA hardiness zones 3 through 9. 

The main thing to know when caring for Limelight Hydrangea trees is to water them regularly. Watering the Limelight Hydrangea helps keep its flowers and leaves hydrated and lush. Be sure not to overwater your Limelight Hydrangea tree as that can cause root rot if the soil isn't well-draining. 

Where To Plant Limelight Hydrangea

The Limelight tree can grow in both partial shade and full sun conditions and prefers moist, well-drained soil types. Hydrangea Paniculata prefer slightly acidic soil with a soil pH between 5-6. The perfect planting site is one with morning sun and afternoon shade, bright indirect light is best.

When To Plant Limelight Hydrangea

The best time to plant the hydrangea trees is in early spring or fall. Planting a Limelight Hydrangea is easy! To plant a limelight hydrangea tree start by choosing a planting site with full sun, or partial sun if you’re plating in a warmer climate. Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and twice as wide. This will give space for the roots to grow. 

Backfill the hole with well-draining soil and water it in to help the tree establish itself. Once established it makes the perfect small tree for your yard!

How Fast Do Limelight Hydrangeas Grow?

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.  

This large paniculata 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.

You can also grow the Limelight hydrangea as shrub. The Limelight Hydrangea bush is much smaller than a full-grown hydrangea tree and can fit much easier in gardens and landscapes with less available space.

Fertilizer For Limelight Hydrangea

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.

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 and come rooted in their nursery container with high-quality soil.

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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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david p.
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You get what you see

This is the picture to advertise item Don’t show two it’s misleading and confusing. Arrived in surprisingly great shape.Looks almost exactly as pictured.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi David, Thank you for reaching out to Perfect Plants and for your kind words. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. Best, Melissa

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Limelight hydrangea

The plant came in great condition with only a couple of broken limbs from the trip. We had to enclose it in netting to prevent the deer from dining on it, but it is growing well even in this drought conditions here in SC. There are even some blooms so we are very pleased with our purchase.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi! We appreciate your feedback and glad to hear your Limelight Hydrangea Tree: Fall 2022 Pre Order is thriving. Hope you both are well. Have a wonderful day!

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Limelite tree

Plant was exceptional!


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We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Enjoy your Limelight Hydrangea Tree: Fall 2022 Pre Order!

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Customer Satisfaction/Limelight Hydrangea Tree

Excellent. I love my new plants.


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Thank you for your Limelight Hydrangea Tree: Fall 2022 Pre Order order. All the best.

Susan S.
United States United States

Beautiful condition!

These were in beautiful condition, packaged well, and I couldn’t be happier. The hydrangeas are doing very well and there is a lot of new growth. I look forward to seeing how much they grow next spring.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Thank you Susan for your order and support of our small business. Glad to hear everything is going well with your Limelight Hydrangea Tree: Fall 2022 Pre Order. All the best.

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