Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionLittle Lime Punch® panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) has everything you love about Little Lime® but with an extra "punch" of color. The blooms emerge the same creamy green that's made Little Lime® and Limelight garden favorites but add the most spectacular color progression! Displaying an array of green and white and then adding pops of pink and Hawaiian Punch red, this panicle hydrangea's blooms get better as they age. Strong stems hold up these colorful blooms, so there is no need to worry about them letting you down in the landscape. This small but mighty shrub is one strong performer! Enjoy the dreamiest color mixture, all in one bloom and stunning fall color, all packed in a compact habit; this beauty will fit just about anywhere.DetailsBotanical name: Hydrangea paniculata 'SMNHPH' Patent #: USPP 33,207 Common name: Panicle hydrangea, Peegee hydrangea, Hardy hydrangea Zone: 3 – 8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) in cool areas; part-sun (4-6 hours sun) in warm climates. Height x width: 3-5′ tall and wide Flower color: Green, turning to white and pink-red Foliage color: Green Season of Interest: Summer-fall Bloom time: Summer Features: Suitable for slopes, Proven Winners, fall color, dry soils, best for beginners Uses: Flower gardens, landscaping, specimen, flowering hedge How To GrowSoil: 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: 3 - 5' 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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The Hydrangea's were delivered just as you said. They arrived safe and so far are doing fine. Even though we have been in a drought, they received a nice drink twice a day. And since we have been receiving rain every day, we are allowing God to water them for us. So far they seem to be very pleased to be growing in Virginia.
I received two very healthy plants. They came with full green leaves. I will definitely purchase plants again.
Little Lime Punch® Panicle Hydrangea
c.d. (New York)
Plants arrived somewhat worse for the wear. Two of the three were reasonably packaged, the third had major damage to one of its main branches. I was worried about their survival, but with TLC they are putting on new growth/should survive
Little Lime Punch Panicle Hydrangea
I am a first time customer and this hydrangea is one of three I had ordered. It was a little fella when I received it but once planted it has flourished. I am definitely satisfied and will order again.