Hydrangea - Panicle

Hydrangea paniculata


USPP 22,330; CBR 3914

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  • Award winner
  • Space saving
  • Very hardy

Dwarf form of the ever-popular 'Limelight' hydrangea. Little Lime® hydrangea sports the same great flowers and coloration but is just a third the size of the original. Enjoy a long-lasting display borne on very strong stems in a fraction of the space!

Awards 2011 Best New Plant ANLA Management Clinic; Bronze Medal - Green is Life (Poland), 2013; Gold Medal Plantarium 2013

USDA Zone 3 - 8 (-40°F/-40°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 3 - 5'

Width 3 - 5'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Summer

Flower Color Green, Pink, Red

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Adaptable to most any soil except very wet or excessively alkaline soils.

Pruning In late winter or early spring, cut back by about one-third its total height, just above a set of large buds. This ensures that the growth for the season will come vigorous buds lower on the plant and also serves to remove any remaining dried blooms. Alternatively, cut back in autumn once the plant has gone completely dormant. May be cut back harder if desired, though this tends to produce stems that are unable to achieve maximum stem strength the following season.

Uses Specimen; mixed borders; mass plantings. Makes a good hedge or screen. Excellent for cut flowers, both fresh and dried.

Growing Tips Panicle hydrangeas are the most sun tolerant hydrangeas and are also resistant to wilting. In cooler climates, full sun is recommended for best stem strength and flower set. Flower color is unaffected by soil chemistry. If flowers turn brown and dry instead of aging to pink or red, this indicates that the plant needs more water or that nighttime temperatures are too high for the transition to occur.