I planted 8 Little Lime hydrangeas (Proven Winners purchased thru a local nursery) late last fall. They were lovely, healthy plants so I knew they were getting a good start other than being planted later in the fall than would have been ideal. No worries! Not only did they all survive the winter beautifully, but have grown larger and fuller. They are now LOADED with blooms - you would think they have been established for years! Truth is I never even got around to fertilizing them in the spring. HIGHLY recommend this as an easy care, high performing, and beautiful plant!
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
This plant is hardy in zones 3 - 8
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
My Current Zone
Dwarf 'Limelight' hydrangea!
Compared to its famous sibling ‘Limelight’, Little Lime hardy hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) may seem like a pipsqueak. Don’t let this petite 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.
Summer flowers open soft green and turn pink and burgundy in fall.
2016 - Selected as landscape plant of the year
2015 - Awarded a Gold Medal from The Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society.
2013 - Awarded Plantarium Gold Medal
2013 - Green is Life Bronze Medal
2011 - American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA) Management Clinic Best New Plant award.Best SellerFall InterestSmall or Miniature
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 60 InchesSpacing:36 - 60 InchesSpread:36 - 60 InchesFlower Colors:GreenFlower Colors:PinkFlower Shade:Green, turning pink in fallFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerBloom Time:Late SummerHardiness Zones:3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:Dried FlowerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Excellent for the mixed border or foundation plantings. This compact, hardy hydrangea fits easily into smaller landscapes, including container gardens.Maintenance Notes:
Prune in late winter/early spring. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in early spring. A supplemental dose of liquid feed may be needed in mid summer. Soil pH does not affect bloom color.Little Lime® Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane' USPP 22,330, Can 3,914
Shirley GassenMissouriUnited States5 weeks ago
Our landscaper installed 5 Little Limes last fall. They were loaded with blooms and looked great then, and all 5 have healthy green growth this spring. Definitely a show piece and easy to care for too.Pam LNew HampshireUnited States1 year ago
I got five of these on clearance at Fleet Farm last year; they started me on a gardening passion. These were little bushes last fall when I planted them. They exploded with growth and the blooms were gorgeous, starting that incredible ivory green and then slowly moving into pink. The blooms were huge and lasting. I planted them at the side of my garage and put quick fires in between. Love this shrub! So does others who have commented.jen golle1 year ago
Rebecca KetchumNew YorkUnited States2 years ago
My little lime did not survive this winter!!! Deader than a door nail!!Don AGRENVirginiaUnited States3 years ago
carmenVirginiaUnited States4 years ago
We have 5 different varieties of this type of hardy hydrangea and each season they grow bigger and better. They bring a wonderful variation of color to our landscaping. Would recommend this to everyone.Jason KilbyVirginiaUnited States5 years ago
Marshall DirksIllinoisUnited States5 years ago
I planted 2 Little Limes last year in full sun and they are gorgeous this year. They are full of pretty blooms that go on for a long season and stay the right size for my garden. I also love the color change from the early green to white and then rose. It is really an exceptional plant.Laurie NewcomerNew YorkUnited States6 years ago
S. BeanMichiganUnited States7 years ago