The same refreshing color as 'Limelight', on a hardy shrub about one-third the size. Hydrangea paniculata Little Lime™ grows 3–5′ tall and produces large, tightly packed, green blossoms that turn shades of vintage pink with cool weather. Flowers develop on the current year’s growth and will appear reliably year after year. A Proven Winners®/Color Choice® variety. ‘Jane’ PP 22,330
Because Paniculata Hydrangeas bloom on new growth, they typically flower normally even if the twigs have been killed back by frost. Plant in a sunny, well-drained spot; some early afternoon shade is beneficial in hot southern regions. Prune in late winter or early spring.
Hydrangea is a valuable genus of some 100 species of shrubs and vines grown for their large and very showy flower heads. Hydrangeas are at their best in summer and fall—a quiet time for most woody plants—and are worth having for that reason alone. For more information on Hydrangea care, click Growing Guide.