Hydrangea paniculata Limelight
Hydrangea paniculata Limelight

Hydrangea paniculata Limelight

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Panicle Hydrangea
Hardiness Zone: 4-8S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Height: 6-8'
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Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid March 2016, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details

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The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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William Emmons from Mansfield, Texas

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

A viewer from CT

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

Maura from dedham, Massachusetts

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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Not worth the money

Tomk from Waterbury center, Vermont

There nothing that tell you those are immature

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Spectacular, super-easy hydrangea

Merry Mary from Poughkeepsie New York

I planted three limelight hydrangeas on the southwest corner of my home 7 or 8 years ago. They are unfazed by heat or drought once established. Everyone who enters my back yard notices them and inquires what they are since are so spectacular in full bloom. They are at least seven feet tall by now but you can cut them back to any size you want in late fall since they bloom reliably every year on new wood. Cut the blooms for dried arrangements before the first frost in the fall as they will turn brown after a hard freeze. They retain their color well as a dried flower.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

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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