Little Lime® Hydrangea, 2016 Plant of the Year
Little Lime® Hydrangea, 2016 Landscape Plant of the Year
10/27/2015 - Little Lime® hydrangea has been selected as the 2016 Plant of the Year by Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs. Since its introduction, this dwarf ‘Limelight’ hydrangea has become an undeniable favorite among landscapers, gardeners, and homeowners.
Little Lime® hydrangea allows landscapers to add the beauty and durability of ‘Limelight’ to smaller spaces. Compared to its more famous sibling, this hardy hydrangea may seem petite but it packs an unrivaled visual punch. In summer, vibrant lime green blooms open on strong sturdy blooms. As it ages, rich pink coloring emerges to prolong the show through the fall season.
Ideal for residential landscapes, Little Lime® hydrangea is excellent as a hedge and makes a bold statement as a mass planting. This reliable performer reaches 3-5’ tall and blooms on new wood, so a quick trim in late winter or early spring will encourage fresh growth and an abundance of buds. Hardy to Zone 3, this shrub does best in full sun or part shade.
In September 2015, Little Lime® hydrangea was awarded a Gold Medal from The Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society. Other awards include a 2013 Planetarium Gold Medal, 2013 Green is Life Bronze Medal and 2011 American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) Management Clinic Best New Plant award.
Little Lime® hydrangea will be one of the most talked about plants in 2016 and it delivers on all accounts. Make a plan to feature this dwarf variety next season in your landscaping projects and impress your customers all season long!
About Proven Winners® ColorChoice®
Proven Winners® ColorChoice® is the brand name of Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc., a market leader in flowering shrubs, potted liners, and starter plants. Located in Grand Haven, Michigan, Spring Meadow Nursery has over 500 varieties in their catalog, including over 240 varieties marketed under the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® brand, including Incrediball® hydrangea, Lo & Behold® butterfly bush, Bloomerang® reblooming lilac, and ‘Sweet Sumer Love’ clematis.