$29.95 – $49.95
‘Limelight’ Hydrangea paniculata USPP 12,874, Can 2,319 is the preeminent panicle hydrangea that gives maximum impact with minimum effort. Growing in a wide range of hardiness zones 3-9, they reach their full impact in mid-summer after other hydrangea have finished their show. Site in full sun in cooler climates, a little afternoon shade in warmest regions. Needing well-drained and evenly moist soil, the right amount of sun will yield huge football shaped inflorescences on an imposing 6-8’ tall and wide showstopper. The first glance at the young pale green flower head isn’t the whole color story. Fully unfurled in mid-summer, the green yields to white. Then, as the summer eases into fall the color matures to a tea stain mix of muted pinks, creams & greens complementing the bronzing fall landscape. Blooming on new wood, a simple winter pruning is required. Remove about 1/3 to 1/2 of last year’s growth to control size and set the scene for the upcoming season’s flowers. Use ‘Limelight’ as a screening hedge planted 6-7’ apart. It’s a stunning stand-alone specimen, and unsurpassed in fresh or dried cut flower arrangements. The course texture of Hydrangea ‘Limelight’ combines well with Spirea and fall blooming Camellias.