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Limelight Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
    18 reviews
Limelight Hardy Hydrangea
Limelight Hardy Hydrangea
Limelight Hardy Hydrangea
Limelight Hardy Hydrangea
Limelight Hardy Hydrangea
Limelight Hardy Hydrangea
Limelight Hardy Hydrangea
Limelight Hardy Hydrangea
Limelight Hardy Hydrangea
Limelight Hardy Hydrangea
Limelight Hardy Hydrangea
Limelight Hardy Hydrangea
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Limelight Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
    18 reviews

Hardy Hydrangea that is EASY to Grow

  • Creamy white blooms fade to green
  • Blooms from summer through fall
  • Large, elongated blooms from 6-12 inches
  • Great for cuttings and floral arrangements
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Product Details

growing zone 3-9 Growing Zones 3-9
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-10 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Fall Color Red
Bloom Color Pink, White
Brand Proven Winners®
Shipping Restriction AZ

The Limelight Hydrangea is a hardy, reliable Hydrangea. Its creamy white blooms arrive in late summer and fade to green during fall. This easy-to-grow Hydrangea will tolerate almost any condition.

Bloom time is late summer through fall. The blooms of the Limelight are more upright and less round. They range from 6-12 inches in size. These blooms work great for cuttings and floral arrangements.

If you buy one Limelight Hydrangea, we guarantee you will be back for more!

Limelight Hydrangea FAQ

When To Prune A Limelight Hydrangea

Prune in late winter or early spring before the new growth comes in.

Where Should I Plant This Hydrangea?

Plant this adaptable shrub in a spot that gets full sun to part shade exposure in grow zones 3-9.

How Far Apart Should I Plant This Shrub?

Space these hydrangeas 7-8 feet apart to accomodate a 4-6 spread at maturity.

Limelight Hydrangea Care

When planting your Limelight Hydrangea be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant Hydrangeas. Avoid planting hydrangeas in summer when temperatures are mid 80s or higher.


The Limelight Hydrangea requires full sun to part shade and prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil. In hot climates, hydrangeas will do best with some shade. This variety's color is not affected by soil pH.


Keep the soil moist, but not saturated, especially in summer and in the first year after planting. Throughout its life Hydrangeas will do best with a deep watering once weekly during hot temperatures. Mulching at about 3 inches deep is highly recommended for hydrangeas. Mulching will cut back on watering needs and protect your plant in extreme temperatures.


Choose a slow release fertilizer for flowering plants. Fertilize once in spring after the last chance of frost and again in early summer for best results.


You don’t need to prune hydrangeas, but pruning after they are done blooming can help encourage a bushier growth and renew an older plant.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. You can treat mites, scale, whiteflies, and aphids naturally with neem oil or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Fungal infection can be prevented by making sure the planting site has good drainage and by avoiding overhead watering. Fungal infections can be treated with a fungicide. Generally, treating fungus after infection isn't effective so if you have problems with other plants or in a prior year, treat preventatively in early spring.

Landscape ideas

Hydrangeas can be planted in numerous ways. This Hydrangea is very versatile.

Plant in groups or masses, in perennial and shrub borders, as a specimen, screen, or hedge. The Limelight is perfect in containers, mixed containers, and used as cut flowers.  When planting in masses, space your limelight hydrangea about 4-5 feet apart to provide plenty of room for growth. Make sure you use a mulch to prevent weeds and hold in moisture.

Learn when to prune your flowering shrubs.

For additional options, be sure to browse our HydrangeaHydrangea trees and Endless Summer Hydrangea collection.

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