Hydrangea Little Lime® Description
Little Lime® hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) is a dwarf version of best-selling ‘Limelight’ – that means that now, anyone has space for this ultra-easy, ultra-reliable, totally beautiful hydrangea! Little Lime reaches just 5’ tall and wide compared to 8’+ for Limelight, but it has the same glorious, cool jade green blooms in summer, and hundreds of them. As the season progresses, they turn an array of pink to red tones for excellent autumn interest. Leave them in place for winter and enjoy the way they catch the snow and frost! This is a foolproof hydrangea that makes anyone feel like a garden rockstar.
Special features: Long blooming, Cold tolerant, Perfect for beginners, Cut flower
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- Botanical name: Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane'
- Common name:
Panicle hydrangea, Peegee hydrangea, Hardy hydrangea
- Sun exposure:
Sun in cool areas; part shade in warm climates.
- Ship form:
- Soil type:
Any well-drained soil. Not fussy about pH.
- Soil moisture:
Average. Do not overwater.
- Height x width:
4-5' tall and wide
- Flower color:
Green, turning to pink-red in autumn
- Foliage color:
- Season of interest:
Flower gardens, Landscaping, Specimen, Flowering hedge
- Patent:USPP 28,672
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Soil: Panicle hydrangeas require well-drained soil. Though they are the most sun and drought tolerant of all hydrangeas, for best performance, don't let them dry out excessively. A good layer of mulch is very helpful for minimizing drought stress and conserving moisture.
Light: plants can take full sun (6+ hrs/day) in cooler areas, but afternoon shade is recommended in warm climates. If your plant frequently wilts in the afternoon even though it was recently watered, or your flowers turn brown quickly, that may indicate the spot is too sunny for it.
Water: Average. Panicle hydrangeas do not tolerate overwatering or poor drainage.
Space: Min. 6' apart
Fertilizing: If desired, fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer.
Winterizing: Panicle hydrangeas are very hardy and easily withstand harsh winters, so need no special care. A good 2-3" layer of mulch helps protect the shallow roots. We recommend pruning in late winter/early spring (see below for more info) but plants can be pruned in late autumn, after they've gone completely dormant, if desired.
Maintenance: Panicle hydrangeas bloom on new wood – that means they create their flower buds after leafing out in spring, so they can be pruned and will still bloom that season. While pruning is not strictly necessary, it does neaten the plant's appearance and can help develop strongest stems. Simply cut the main stems of the plant back by about one-third its total height in late winter or early spring, removing any thin or spindly or wayward branches as necessary.
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