Little Lime™ Hardy Hydrangea

Little Lime™ Hydrangea paniculata ‘Jane’ PPAF Can. PP3914        

Compared to its famous sibling ‘Limelight’, Little Lime hardy hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) may seem like a pipsqueak. Don’t let this petit shrub fool you. While maintaining its short stature of 3-5’ tall and wide, it really packs a visual punch in the garden. In summer, lime green blooms open on strong stems – no drooping here. 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. This reliable performer blooms on new wood, so a quick trim in late winter or early spring will encourage fresh growth and an abundance of buds. Like most hardy hydrangeas, it is hardy to Zone 3 and does best in full sun or part shade.

Bloom/Features: Dwarf hydrangea produces green summer flowers that turn pink in fall. Dwarf ‘Limelight’. Blooms every year. Hardy.

Dimensions: 3-5’ H x 3-5’ WHydrangea_Little-Lime_235x250

USDA Zones: 3-9

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Soil: Prune in late winter/early spring. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in early spring. A supplemental dose of liquid feed in May

Water: Average water

Uses: Excellent for the mixed border or foundation plantings. This compact, hardy hydrangea fits easily into smaller landscapes.