Limelight Panicle Hydrangea Tree

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Living it up in the limelight and plant the perfect showpiece! Small-space gardeners need showy plants that stay compact but make a big visual impact! Look no further than the charming Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Limelight Panicle Hydrangea tree PP12,874 (Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight')!

The brilliant and showy Limelight Panicle Hydrangea Shrub is already a well-known vigorous and dependable shrub that grows fast! But then our plant experts have carefully crafted a tree-form version of this beloved shrub! Standing atop a sturdy, straight 2-3 foot tall Hydrangea trunk standard, we've created a spectacular specimen!

Designers rely on the showy, foot-long, pale-green flowers from mid to late summer. These rare lime-colored blooms are an extraordinary standout in the garden! You'll love being able to study the huge, celadon-green, cone-shaped blooms up close. They are evenly distributed throughout the whole canopy for a lush, uniform look. Pollinators will adore them too!

As the season progresses, your Panicle Hydrangea will start displaying color-changing blossoms. Transitioning from green, to bright white to pleasing pink, and even mauve and burgundy in the fall. Don't miss using the pretty blooms for cut flowers at any point in its color evolution. It's so easy to create professional-looking arrangements. The blooms can also be dried successfully.

Why not leave the last of the blooms on your tree to age to antique cream? They look incredible in the wintertime throughout USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9. These deciduous plants have the same beloved Hydrangea foliage with quilted texture and toothy margins you have come to know and love!

How to Use Limelight Hydrangea Tree in the Landscape

This delightful small tree adds an easy elegance to your space! The Limelight is a beautiful workhorse in the garden. It coordinates beautifully with other plants. Dress it up or down, any way you like! No need to overthink it...Limelight Hydrangea trees make everything around them look good.

Limelight Hydrangea Trees make wonderful ornamental accents on their own, but rows create gorgeous formal and pinpoint screens! Try Limelight on a balcony, around a pool deck, or dressing up on either side of your sunny front door! Decorate your front steps or outdoor seating areas with prolific blooms you can count on for months every year!

Small yards adore using these space-saving focal points without sacrificing space! This amazing plant is showy for months, and it's versatile, too! Grow Limelight tree-form in containers, or the ground. These trees will look fabulous planted in your courtyard, or near your entryway and patio. But you can also include these special trees in other areas to maximize their flowering display.

Even if you live on over a hundred acres, you'll want to use this astonishing tree-form Hydrangea! Pump up the charm of your long-established landscape plantings. Try one in front of the picture window. Use one at the garden gate. Place one at the edge of a pond to enjoy its reflection in the water.

Plant in a Cottage garden as flouncy blooms and lush backdrop plants, or include them in your Pollinator gardens. There will be plenty of cone-shaped Hydrangea blooms for all to enjoy all season, and plenty of interest through the winter months, too.

Add a row of Limelight Hydrangea trees spaced out in front of a stand of mature evergreens. Plant a semicircle of Skywalker Boxwood behind it for additional gravity to your garden scene.

Create a special "garden moment" with one or more Limelight tree-form Hydrangea as a special focal point. Designers call these special spots a vignette, and they can be as personalized as you are! Try a single plant as a specimen to easily anchor a corner of a house or building. Enlarge your existing foundation planting as needed.

Place a few objects as design elements near your new tree. Include a chair, a table, and low-growing perennials. Make choices that suit your style ... Limelight can carry off just about any look.

The Limelight is a beautiful workhorse in the garden! It coordinates beautifully with other plants. Dress it up or down, any way you like! No need to overthink it...Limelight Hydrangea trees make everything around them look good!

Are you a country critter? Create an informal tableau using a low-slung Adirondack chair in its shade. Place your favorite garden sculpture and pop in some small Spirea bushes nearby. Go big and mix and match Limelight Hydrangea trees with Limelight Shrubs, and pink Limelight Prime® Hydrangea shrubs!

Prefer a bit more poise? Just use a classical Grecian statue and Boxwood in a traditional Chippendale planter. Feeling funkier than that? Place dark purple Ebb Tide Roses in streamlined metal containers on the south side of your tree. Pop in a hot pink flamingo statue.

  • Award Winning Shrub Expertly Grafted to Tall Standard Trunk
  • Enjoy Football-Sized Flowers At Eye Level
  • Incredible Lime-Green Hydrangea Blooms Held High
  • Massive Flower Display for Months!
  • Showy Dried Blooms All Winter
  • Beautiful in Cut Flower Arrangements & Dried Decor
  • Sophisticated Patio Tree, Accents & Focal Points
  • Great in Outdoor Containers & Stays Small Enough for Courtyards

#ProPlantTips for Care

Panicle Hydrangeas will tolerate partial shade but really love plenty of sunlight to grow. Full sun means more flowers! In the hottest areas, give this variety of afternoon shade. It needs at least four hours of sunlight a day.

Easy to grow with just a few key reminders when planting:

Hydrangea will adapt to just about any soil type, as long as it drains well. If you have ground that stays soggy after a rain, you may have poorly drained soils. Create a raised mound of soil about 18 inches above your native soil to improve your drainage. You'll plant directly into that mound. Add a landscape edge to create a raised bed.

Provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis. This is especially important while the tree is young, during flower production, and for plants kept in containers. Apply mulch to a depth of three inches, but pull it back at least a few inches from the main trunk. Reapply regularly.

Leave last year's flower heads on for winter interest. Prune Panicle Hydrangeas only after the new growth has started to expand. Grab a pair of shears and reduce the overall size to a two to three-foot sphere. If you have a more mature tree, you can always reduce it to a three to four-foot sphere to keep a bit of height. Just make sure it's done before the growing begins. That way you won't damage any of the coming flower power!

You'll not need to fuss or muss with these low-maintenance, hardy, small, ornamental trees. With Panicle Hydrangeas, there is no need to worry about the soil pH changing the flower colors either!

  • Prefers Partial Shade/Afternoon Shade
  • Regular Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Well-Drained Soil - No pH Requirements
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune Panicle Hydrangeas In Early Spring

Get this look for your landscape today! Hurry and snatch up your Limelight Panicle Hydrangea flowering tree forms from Proven Winners® ColorChoice® and Nature Hills today! Easily bring a very modern design element to your landscape.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Limelight Panicle Hydrangea Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White Changes to Pink
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring