Limelight Panicle Hydrangea Tree (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’)

Limelight Panicle Hydrangea Tree

  • Sophisticated Patio Tree
  • Massive Flower Display for Months
  • Incredible Lime-Green Hydrangea Blooms Held High
  • Enjoy Football-Sized Flowers At Eye Level
  • Award Winning Shrub Expertly Grafted to Tall Standard Trunk
  • Garden Designers Love Using These for Accents and Focal Points
  • Beautiful in Cut Flower Arrangements
  • Showy Dried Blooms All Winter
  • Reliable and Easy Care
  • Decorate High Profile Areas
  • Stays Small Enough for Courtyards
  • Great in Outdoor Containers

Small space gardeners need showy plants that stay compact, but make a big visual impact. Charming Panicle Hydrangea Limelight tree, (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ PP12,874) makes a wonderful ornamental accent or informal screen on a balcony.

Limelight panicle Hydrangea is a vigorous, dependable shrub that grows fast. Our plant experts have carefully crafted a tree-form version.

Even if you live on over a hundred acres, you’ll want to use this astonishing tree-form Hydrangea. Decorate your entryway or outdoor seating areas with prolific blooms you can count on for months every year.

Designers rely on the showy, foot-long, pale-green flowers from mid to late summer. These rare lime-colored blooms are an extraordinary standout in the garden!

You’ll love being able to study the huge, celadon-green, cone-shaped blooms up close. They are evenly distributed throughout the whole canopy for a lush, uniform look.

As the season progresses, your tree will start displaying color-changing blossoms. From green, to bright white to pleasing pink, and even mauve and burgundy in the fall.

Don’t miss using the pretty blooms for cut flowers at any point in its color evolution. It’s so easy to create professional-looking arrangements. The blooms can also be dried very successfully.

Why not leave the last of the blooms on your tree to age to antique cream? They look incredible in wintertime.

You’ll not need to fuss or muss with these low-maintenance, hardy, small, ornamental trees. Prune lightly early spring each year to shape and don’t worry about the soil pH.

There will be plenty of cone-shaped Hydrangea blooms to enjoy all season, and through the winter months, too. This delightful small tree adds an easy elegance to your space.

How to Use Limelight Hydrangea Tree in the Landscape

This amazing plant is showy for months, and it’s versatile, too. Grow it in containers, or in the ground.

Create a special “garden moment” with one or more Limelight Hydrangea trees as a special backdrop. Designers call these special spots a vignette, and they can be as personalized as you are.

Place a few objects as design elements near your new tree. Include a chair, a table, and low-growing perennials. Make choices that suit your style…Limelight can carry off just about any look.

Are you a country critter? Create an informal tableau using a low-slung Adirondack chair in its shade. Place your favorite garden sculpture and pop in some small Spirea bushes nearby.

Prefer a bit more poise? Just use a classical Grecian statue and Boxwood in a traditional Chippendale planter.

Feeling funkier than that? Place dark purple Ebb-Tide Roses in streamlined metal containers on the south side of your tree. Pop in a hot pink flamingo statue.

Limelight is a beautiful workhorse in the garden. It coordinates beautifully with other plants. Dress it up or down, any way you like! No need to overthink it…Limelight Hydrangea tree makes everything around it look good.

These trees will look fabulous planted in your courtyard, or near your entryway and patio. But you can also include these special trees in other areas to maximize their flowering display.

Pump up the charm of your long-established landscape plantings. Try one in front of the picture window. Use one at the garden gate.

Add a row of Limelight Hydrangea trees in front of a stand of mature evergreens. Plant a semicircle of Skywalker Boxwood behind it for additional gravity to your garden scene.

Use them as a “Thriller” in outdoor containers along the patio or flanking your front door. Place one at the edge of a pond to enjoy its reflection in the water. Life is good.

March a few up your front sidewalk for a cheery welcome that really stands out. Plant them about 10 feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

Try a single plant as a specimen to easily anchor a corner of a house or building. Enlarge your existing foundation planting as needed.

Tips for Care

Limelight will tolerate partial shade, but really loves plenty of sunlight to grow. Full sun means more flowers.

In the hottest areas, give this variety of afternoon shade. It needs at least four hours of sunlight a day.

It will adapt to just about any soil type, as long as it drains well. If you have ground that stays soggy after a rain, you may have poorly drained soils.

Create a raised mound of soil about 18 inches above your native soil to improve your drainage. You’ll plant directly into that mound. Add a landscape edge to create a raised bed.

Provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis. This is especially important while the tree is young, during flower production, and for plants kept in containers.

Apply mulch to a depth of three inches. Pull it back at least a few inches from the main trunk. Reapply regularly.

Prune Limelight tree-form to shape in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Grab a pair of shears and reduce the overall size to a two to the three-foot sphere.

If you have a larger tree, you can always reduce it to a three to four-foot sphere to keep a bit of height. Just make sure it’s done before the growing begins. That way you won’t damage any of the coming flower power!

Leave last year’s flower heads on for winter interest. Prune them only after the new growth has started to expand.

Get this look. Limelight Panicle Hydrangea flowering trees bring a very modern design element to your landscape.

Limelight Panicle Hydrangea Tree (Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’) Details

Common name Limelight Panicle Hydrangea Tree
Botanical name Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 3-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 6 - 8 ft.
Width 6 - 8 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well-Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time Late Winter
Flower color Green & White