'Limelight' and 'Little Lime' Hydrangea - Great Shrubs for Any Garden

 I love the tall 'Limelight' Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight')  for its beautiful and reliable white/lime green flowers, fast growth and easy care. You cannot go wrong with this plant if you have room for it.

Limelight Hydrangeas in one of my landscapes - Jan Johnsen
It is hardy to Zone 3, can grow to 10 feet tall and thrives in full sun or partial shade. It makes both a wonderful cut flower and landscape plant. Looks great in October when it turns a pinkish hue:

Limelight hydrangea in another landscape I designed  

Now there is a dwarf form called 'Little Lime' from Proven Winners which also grows in full sun or part shade.  Its final height is 3-5’ tall and wide, about a third to half as big as Limelight.

Little Lime Hydrangea in another landscape - Johnsen Landscapes & Pools

This hydrangea blooms from midsummer to frost. Like its bigger sibling, Little Lime’s flowers gradually change from lime-green to pink and make wonderful bouquets, fresh or dried.

It will flower every year and will fit in any yard. It looks great with snowdrift roses and low grasses in a white garden....

What's not to love?


  1. I love the big white hydrangeas at this time of year. They transition so nicely from summer to fall.

    1. Amy - I am so happy you like them! I agree....

  2. Lovely photos of Hydrangeas!!!..was thinking of using them in our back garden! we have Annabelles round the front literally planted in a week ago and aldready eagerly aiting for next years blooms! Also love the combination with the Silk Tassel grasses.

  3. Jan can you please put a link to my blog under my photo that you used on this post? Thank you Nicole from Mygardendiaries.com

    1. So sorry! I now know to attribute the photos and I try to do that always now...back in 2013 I didn't know better..

      I didn't know which was your photo and decided it was more prudent to remove all photos that I didn't take. I will be more careful now.

  4. I've always admired these fantastic flowers, and now I know their name. You can count on these to be in my garden this summer!!! My yard is so large, that it's too hard financially to do everything I want.Near the house though, I have lovely flowers everywhere. The hydrangeas are a must however!!!


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