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Little Lime Punch® Panicle Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
5' 5'
Height: 3' - 5'
Spread: 3' - 5'
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  • Details


    You'll be drinking in the beauty Little Lime Punch® hydrangea serves up all season long. Similar to Little Lime®, its blooms emerge lime green, but they mature a little differently. Flowers change progressively from the bottom up in a gorgeous array of white, light pink, and rich Hawaiian Punch red! As it reblooms throughout the summer you'll see these four colors mix to create a truly memorable show. With a compact habit and strong stems, you'll find that it's as useful in the landscape as it is beautiful. 

    Top reasons to grow Little Lime Punch® panicle hydrangea:

    - Fantastic color show - a mix of white, green, and pink all on one bloom!

    - Same useful, petite habit as Little Lime.

    - Impactful fall color.

    Fall Interest
    Winter Interest


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 60 Inches
    36 - 60 Inches
    36 - 60 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Blend of colors, turns red in fall
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 

    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Border Plant
    Cut Flower
    Dried Flower
    Uses 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 Punch® Hydrangea paniculata 'SMNHPH' USPP 33,207, Can PBRAF
  • 12 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I got 8 last year around spring time and I’m planning on get more this year ! I love the color ! I wish I could post q picture to show you how beautiful they look likes year and I’m so excited to see how they look this year !

      Yeimy Granados
      , Maine
      , United States
      , 9 weeks ago
    • I'm zone 5. I chose this for it's smaller size and pink/red blooms. I purchased in May 2022 at a local garden center. I followed planting and fertilizing instructions that Proven Winners provided. I'm very happy with this plant, the blooms were happy and healthy last year in it's first year, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it blooms this year.

      , New Hampshire
      , United States
      , 16 weeks ago
    • I purchased two of them in hopes of spectacular colors. So much so that I dug up two hydrangeas that were too big for that garden, but always looked great. I always got compliments on them (Firelight). The new ones get the same adequate sunlight and water. They are set up on a soaker hose and timer. However, they never produced color. They went from cream to brown. I have been growing hydrangeas for 20 years and have never been disappointed with them until now. I am hoping the problem was because of the high nighttime temperatures of the 2022 summer as stated from Proven Winners and will gladly give them another chance for next growing season. However, for now I could not recommend them until I see for myself the magnificent colors that were touted by PW.

      , Kentucky
      , United States
      , 32 weeks ago
    • Ordered this little lime punch last year and then didn’t get it in the ground until one of the last possible days before it was too cold to plant anything. Placed it on the north west most exposed side of our house (we live on the edge of town with no trees - so full exposure). I thought there was no way it would survive, but it did!! And with more blooms than any other hydrangea I own. Beautiful little plant and tough as nails.

      Susie R
      , South Dakota
      , United States
      , 36 weeks ago
    • Petals are turning brown. Leaves are spotted, diseased. I have 4 total. 3 in a row and 1 that is in a totally different bed. All of them are the same. I had such high hopes! Customer service said it was due to weather and watering but neither one is a problem up here. I also use the proven winners fertilizer as directed. Huge disappointment.

      , North Dakota
      , United States
      , 37 weeks ago
    • I had so much hope for this hydrangea. In fact, I bought 5. Three are in the front of the house with afternoon sun, and two in the back with morning sun. The plants are healthy, but the blooms are an absolutely ugly brown. All 5 have received adequate water and care. When I asked Proven Winners, they said it was probably due to a heat wave with warm nights. We have had one of our more moderate summers, so I am not sure. I will be pulling these plants soon. What a shame.

      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 38 weeks ago
    • First year planting a hedge of little lime punch hydrangea, and watching it grow. Loving the cream flowers and the size of the panicles is huge with proper sun and watering

      TheNewbie Gardener
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 41 weeks ago
    • J'ai planté cet été un hydrangée paniculé Little Punch Lime. J'ai été impressionnée par la magnifique couleur des fleurs à l’automne, qui deviennent rouge sang. De plus, les panicules ont une forme d'œuf ce qui rend plante unique en son genre. I recently planted a Little Punch Lime Hydrangea. I'm impressed by the beautiful color of the blooms in fall. Also, the panicles are egg-shaped so the plant is very unique.

      , Quebec
      , Canada
      , 1 year ago
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