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‘Limelight’ panicle hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'

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This variety of the popular panicle hydrangea boasts very large, lime green blooms in mid-summer that turn pink in fall. A deciduous shrub, it grows to 8 feet tall and 6 feet wide with large, mid-green leaves. The blooms make good cut and/or dried flowers, but can be left on the plant for winter interest.

CareProvide full sun or partial shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil in USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 8. For best flowering, prune back to a few buds shy of major framework in early sping, since flowering occurs on new growth.

PropagationRoot softwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in winter.

Problems Powdery mildew, rust, and leafspots are common.

  • Genus : Hydrangea
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Moisture : Adaptable
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest, Summer Interest
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Flower Color : Green, Pink
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
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