Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

Panicled Hydrangea 'Limelight'

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ is a striking cultivar prized for its lime-green blooms. This popular hydrangea features sturdy stems and abundant flowers that start creamy white and age to pale green. ‘Limelight’ is a popular choice for gardens due to its vigourous growth, hardiness, and long blooming period from mid-summer to early autumn.

Ideal for many garden and landscape styles, its unique colours and strong stems make it an eye-catching addition. With its versatility and stunning appearance, Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ is a must-have for any garden looking to add a touch of vibrant green to its palette.

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Origin: Cultivar of horticultural origin, species native to Southern and eastern China, Korea, Japan and Russia
Genus: Hydrangea
Species / Cultivar: paniculata 'Limelight'
Common Name: Panicled Hydrangea 'Limelight'
Synonym: Hydrangea paniculata 'Zwijnenburg'
Soil: Moist but Well Drained
Soil that allows water to drain at a moderate rate, without the water pooling.
Growth Rate: Medium
Expect to see moderate growth during growing season.
Water Requirement: Medium
Once it is established, this plant is likely to only require watering during drier periods.
Maintenance: Low
Minimal skill or input needed beyond the basics, a very independent plant.
Situation: Full Sun to Part Shade
Enjoys direct sun most of the day, but tolerant of fewer sunlit hours or light dappling.
Eventual Height: 1.5-2.5m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 1.5-2.5m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Will survive unprotected outdoors in most areas of the UK, even in the harshest winters.
Habit: Deciduous
Sheds all its foliage annually, so for a period of the year it will be without foliage.
Lifecycle: Perennial
This plant is persistant and does not die off after flowering. It will return each season indefinitely, if provided with suitable growing conditions.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

For optimal growth, choose a planting location with well-draining soil and partial sunlight exposure, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist, particularly during warmer months. Pruning ‘Limelight’ is best done in late winter or early spring to maintain its desired shape and promote vigorous new growth. With a mature height ranging from 1.5-2.5 metres, this cultivar is well-suited for the back of borders or as a striking focal point in your landscape design.

Regular deadheading, the removal of spent blooms, can prolong the blooming period, ensuring a continuous display of its stunning lime-green flowers from mid-summer through to autumn. With attentive care, Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ thrives, delighting gardeners with its enduring beauty.


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