Limelight Hydrangea and 'little Lime' Hydrangea - Great Plants!

Limelight Hydrangeas in one of my landscapes - Jan Johnsen 
  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.

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 have four of these in my front walkway. I keep them trimmed to about 4'. We just removed a large arborvitae next to the hose to make way for a fence (to keep out the deer). I plan to add one of these to the foundation planting. It would pretty much dress-up one entire section of fence.

  2. hello very nice photos an well done blog, please dont stop to show us your photos and post. thanks and sorry for my worst english

    1. Thank you Mario! Garden lovers are the same around the world....

  3. When the summer season fades into fall, we obsess over one last-standing flowering shrub: the hydrangea care. It evokes an old-fashioned charm

  4. Looks great, but will the deer eat Little Lime Hydrangeas?


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