The Little Lime® Hydrangea is as hardy and reliable as its parent plant the popular Limelight Hardy Hydrangea. This easy-to-grow Hydrangea will tolerate almost any condition and has even more awards than the original Limelight Hydrangea! Plant experts love this dwarf hydrangea and you will too!
Creamy white blooms bestow their beauty in summer and fade to green and then light to dark pink in fall. Just gorgeous! Sturdy stems don't allow these stunning flowers to drop face down in the dirt like other large bloom hydrangeas. These strong stems make this compact hydrangea perfect for cut flowers and arrangements too. This shrub has a lovely mounded habit. The Little Lime hydrangea grows 3 to 5 feet tall and wide at maturity. So it works great for containers and fits just about anywhere in your landscape!
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When Is The Best Time To Prune This Hydrangea?
Pruning after they are done blooming can help encourage a bushier growth and renew an older plant. These hydrangeas dont normally need to be pruned for the first 2 years.
What Are Good Companion Plants For This Shrub?
Ferns, heuchera, and hostas pair well with this hydrangea in the landscape. This shrub is known to be a space saver and is perfect for smaller garden beds.
When Does This Hydrangea Bloom?
Growing on new wood, the flower buds grow in the spring and bloom in the summer between July and August.
When planting your Little Lime® 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 Little Lime® Hydrangea thrives in full sun to part shade and 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.
This dwarf Hydrangea is very versatile. Plant in groups or masses, in perennial and shrub borders, as a specimen, screen, or hedge. The Little Lime Hydrangea is perfect in containers, mixed containers, and used as fresh or dry cut flowers. When planting in masses, space your limelight hydrangea about 3-4 feet apart to provide plenty of room for growth.
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|Mature Height||4-5 Feet|
|Mature Width||4-5 Feet|