Hydrangea paniculata Little Lime
Hydrangea 'Little Lime' photo courtesy of Proven Winners

panicle Hydrangea

Compared to its famous sibling 'Limelight', 'Little Lime' could be described as petite. It takes up a fraction of the space of 'Limelight' but it still packs the same great colour punch. In summer the lime green blooms open on strong stems that keep the big flower heads upright. As it ages, rich pink coloring emerges to prolong the show through fall. 'Little Lime' hydrangea is small enough to grow in containers and also stands out as a bold mass planting. Its bright bloom coloration makes it an excellent choice for cut flower gardens and can be used fresh or dried.

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  • Height: 90-152 cm (36-60 in)
  • Spread: 90-152 cm (36-60 in)
  • Hardiness: Zone 3-8
  • Sun or Shade: full sun to part shade
  • Bloom Time: late summer to fall
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: green aging to pink
  • Nature Attraction: butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Hydrangea 'Little Lime' is very easy to grow, adapting to a broad range of soil conditions. Full sun to light shade in well drained, organically rich soil with even moisture will produce the best growth. Because Hydrangea 'Little Lime' blooms on new wood pruning should be done in late winter to early spring. If desired you can apply a controlled release fertilizer in early spring or top dress the soil with compost. The bloom on paniculata hydrangeas is not affected by soil pH so adding amendments to the soil will not have any affect on the colour of the bloom.