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Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' ('Limelight' panicle hydrangea)

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' hy-DRAIN-jah pah-nik-yew-LAY-tah Common Name: 'Limelight' panicle hydrangea Genus: Hydrangea
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.
Care: Provide 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.
Propagation:

Root softwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in winter.


Problems:

 Powdery mildew, rust, and leafspots are common.


Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun Only;Full Sun to Part Shade;Part Shade Only
Moisture Adaptable;Dry to Medium;Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Green Flower; Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Cottage Garden, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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