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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
  • Family: Hydrangeaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Green

Pink

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Limelight hydrangea is an upright shrub with intense colouring: the leaves are yellow-green, stems grey-green with pink flushes, and the large flowers are green, fading to creamy white before turning pink in autumn.

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Flowering from summer to autumn, Hydrangea ‘Limelight’ is an excellent shrub for a small garden. The large blooms make good cut flowers.

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Grow limelight hydrangea in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Cut back hard in early spring, removing the previous season’s shoots to a few buds of older wood.

Advice on buying limelight hydrangea

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  • Limelight hydrangea is available from garden centres or online, you may have a greater choice of sizes if buying online
  • Always check plants for signs of disease or damage before planting

Where to buy limelight hydrangea

How to grow Hydrangea 'Limelight'

  • Plant size

    25m height

    25m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Hydrangea 'Limelight' and wildlife

Hydrangea 'Limelight' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Hydrangea 'Limelight' poisonous?

Hydrangea 'Limelight' causes an upset stomach. Its foilage and sap are toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People