Limelight Hydrangea #3

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$49.99

Botanical Name: Hydrangea Paniculata 'Limelight'

Cultivar: Limelight

Brand: Proven Winners

Simply a stunning development in the world of hydrangeas, this variety features enormous, dense, upright flower heads that start out a soft lime green, fading over the summer to pink, red and burgundy in fall, one of the hardier selections

Plant Categories: Shrub, Hydrangea, Deciduous Shrub


Water Requirements
Average, Moist


Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade


Plant Height
8 Feet


Plant Width/Spread
8 Feet

Advantages:

Flowering Plant

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Description

Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone3b
Growth RateAverage
Recommended Pruning MethodLate Winter Pruning

Foliage

Foliage TypeDeciduous
Plant FormUpright Spreading

Flowers

Flower PeriodSummer, Fall
Flower ColorGreen
Flower Fades ToPink
Flower FragranceUnscented
Suitable for Cut Flower ArrangementsYes

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryHydrangea
Landscape ApplicationAccent, Massing, Garden

Details

Planting & Growing

Limelight Hydrangea will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Landscape Attributes

Limelight Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Limelight Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Accent, Mass Planting, General Garden Use

Ornamental Features

Limelight Hydrangea features bold conical lime green flowers with white overtones at the ends of the branches from mid summer to late fall that fade to pink over time. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.