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Hydrangea Limelight

Limelight has cool lime green bloom. A spectacular large shrub with magnificent flower color. PP#12874 (Hydrangea paniculata)

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 72-96" tall (6-8 feet), Up to 60" wide (5 feet)
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Mid summer through fall
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Common Name Hardy Hydrangea
Botanical Name Hydrangea paniculata
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Green
Estimated Mature Height 72-96" tall (6-8 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread Up to 60" wide (5 feet)
Bloom Time Mid summer through fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Hedge / Screen, Borders, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms
Ships to Canada No
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Limelight brings luscious lime green to a large arching shrub that will add beauty all through summer and fall. Like all hydrangeas, the plant is tough and carefree.

About Hydrangeas: These popular shrubs, also called Hortensia, all have rounded flower clusters that persist through summer and fall. There are several types, since there are several species of the plant the hybridizers work with:
H. macrophylla or French Hydrangeas. These, the most popular, form non-rangy, attractive shrubs about 4 to 6 ft. tall, and are famed for their big, colorful ball-like flowers, usually blue or pink. The popular group here is called Mophead hydrangeas. Artificially shortened versions are sold in pots on Easter and Mothers Day, and the blooms are florists favorites, always popular for wedding decorations. In addition to the mopheads (solid ball of flowers), there are also lacecap versions of these hydrangeas. (H. macrophylla is native to the Far East.)
H. arborescens, a US native, includes the widely-planted, Annabelle. Much like the Mopheads, Annabelle is a shorter hydrangea with huge rounded flower clusters in pure white. This is the one famous for flowers so large they often weigh down the branches, needing special support.
H. paniculata, is a larger species, much taller than the Mopheads. The flower clusters are more cone-shaped, rather than round. The plant in this group is more rangy than the shorter types, but can be controlled by pruning. The famous Pee Gee hydrangea, often grown as a small tree is in this group, and was imported from Japan in the late 19th century. There are also newer H. paniculata hybrids, including the beautiful greenish-flowered one called Limelight.
Other Types: There are several other important hydrangeas. The tall native Oakleaf hydrangea (sometimes considered a small tree) is also a variety of the species, H. paniculata.

There is a great website all about Hydrangeas called Hydrangeas! Hydrangeas! Click here to visit.

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Growing so slowly

By Linda

from Florida

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        Comments about Hydrangea Limelight:

        Arrived very small and growing slowly. Waiting for blooms and hoping for a beautiful future!

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        very small and no growth

        By waddles52

        from iowa

        Comments about Hydrangea Limelight:

        this was very small when arrived and has not shown any growth despite the watering and fertilizer it was given.hope it makes it thru winter


        I can't wait for it to bloom

        By Plant Lover

        from Shady Cove, OR


        • It's budding out already


        • None so far

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        • Garden bed

        Comments about Hydrangea Limelight:

        It's budding out a bit, and I'm encouraged as of 3/28/2012 (planted in fall 2011). My older hydrangeas show more growth and buds, but I'm sure this one will do the same in coming years.

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        Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

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