Hydrangea paniculata Limelight
Hydrangea paniculata Limelight

Hydrangea paniculata Limelight

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Common Name: Panicle Hydrangea
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Mature Height: 6-8'
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 Gallon Pot
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Limelight Hydrangea

I fell in love with Limelight Hydrangea. I planted 2 in our front garden last September. They are doing well and have a lot of blooms. The color is spectacular. They remain healthy and lush.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer


We planted these in the rear of a rental beach house about 7 years ago. The were totally neglected and at the mercy of Mother Nature. They did well and were moved last year to the front of our new house on the same lot. Both southern exposure. Now they are watered regularly with irrigation system and were fertilized and went from nice to fabulous. Last summer after spring transplant they were full of blooms. I did not prune except for dead wood and cut flowers of course which are highly anticipated this year!

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I have had these for 3 yrs now and they have reach 3-4 ft and blooms turn brown by early August. Late spring the Blooms are beautiful and what is bloomed is all that come for the year. Very disappointed! Not quite like the picture.

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wonderful shrub

Limelight is one of my favorite shrubs. Leafs out early (late April/early May in CT) and has huge and gorgeous blooms in the fall.

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tons of blooms

I planted 2 of these this past spring and they are already 2 1/2 feet tall and covered in beautiful blooms. I can't wait for them to reach their full height

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Latin Name Pronunciation: hye-dran'jee-uh 

Growing H. paniculata

Light/Watering: Most varieties thrive in full sun in the North, but in the South require afternoon shade. Moist soils that do not dry out are best; do not plant in hot, dry, exposed sites. Mulch to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms (such as 15-30-15). Soils should be moist but well drained, and rich in organic matter.

Pests/Diseases: None serious. Occasionally powdery mildew will infect the foliage, especially in humid areas with poor air circulation. Treat with an appropriate fungicide if the problem is serious, and be sure to rake up and destroy all fallen foliage in the autumn.

Pruning: Little pruning is needed beyond removing any dead wood whenever seen. If desired, plants can be cut back as needed in early spring. Hydrangea paniculata blooms on new wood.

Tree form Hydrangea paniculata: Prune in early spring, removing lower suckers and up to half the older top growth.

Transplanting: Young plants may be transplanted when dormant in early spring. Prune top growth after transplanting to reduce water loss.

End of Season Care: Rake up and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew or other fungi.

Calendar of Care

Early Spring: If desired, prune as indicated above. Feed plants with a fertilizer high in phosphorus (such as 15-30-15) to encourage blooms. Complete any transplanting before leaves unfurl.

Mid-Spring: Mulch plants after soil has warmed to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures. Watch for powdery mildew and treat as needed.

Summer: As soon as blooms fade, remove old flowering stems.

Fall: Remove and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew.

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