Little Lime® Hydrangea Tree Form

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Unique Accent Little Lime Panicle Hydrangea Tree Form

  • Best-Selling Compact Shrub Expertly Trained as a Tree Form
  • Enjoy Full-Sized Flowers Closer to Eye Level
  • Cone-Shaped Flowers Start Lime Green and Burnish to Sweet Pink in the Fall
  • Reblooms Through Summer
  • Great Fresh Cut Flowers or Dried
  • Very Reliable Performance
  • Easy-Care
  • No Need to Worry About Soil pH
  • Grows Sun or Partial Shade
  • Leave Flowers to Age on the Tree for Winter Interest
  • Lightly Prune to Shape and Maintain Smaller Size in Early Spring

Add cunning little accent tree-form shrubs and join one of the hottest design trends in gardening. You'll love how ornamental these "tried and true", award-winning shrubs become when they are turned into a sweet, little accent tree.

Our expert plantsmen carefully train the awesome Little Lime Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane') to a tall standard trunk to make a tiny tree! They'll add an incredible, modern look to your landscape.

Huge, eight-inch, full blooms decorate your landscape for 16 weeks in summer. Watch as they start lime green, and slowly burnish all the way through soft pink with a touch of burgundy for fall.

You'll be able to study the massive flowers of this panicle Hydrangea without bending over!

The well-branched canopy stays compact and rounded. Strong stems hold the conical, green summer flowers straight upright, without flipping or flopping.

The bright bloom color coordinates beautifully with many other landscape plants and is perfectly offset by the dark green foliage.

The beauty of this dwarf tree selection of Limelight Hydrangea is not only its smaller size but also the fact that it reblooms to provide you with new flowers from summer into fall. Little Lime blooms on new wood, so you'll enjoy having blooms, blooms, and more blooms!

Little Lime Hydrangea has been carefully field-tested by the Proven Winners for reliability and high-performance year after year. Nature Hills has taken the ball, and run with it.

Order today, as people across the country are searching for these standout, small accent trees. You'll adore your tree-form Little Lime Panicle Hydrangea.

How to Use Little Lime Hydrangea Tree Form in the Landscape

Give this special variety a place of honor in your landscape. Frankly, it's small enough to be used almost anywhere.

Plant several trees to ensure you have enough for incredible cut flower arrangements. These trees are so cute, you'll want more than one, anyways.

Try a pair flanking either side of your front doorway. You'll greet guests in high style.

Only have room for one? Tuck it in your foundation planting, reworkingor enlargingthe planting to make space, if needed.

Add several in a patio planting bed. Keep the design formal, with symmetrical spacing. Or, take a natural approach and create an informal grouping of these teeny-tiny trees.

Kids adore these, so add them near their play structure or playhouse. Perhaps they could decorate them for each holiday!

These special tree-form plants can be grown in large containers, as well. March several down the length of your terrace for an easy-breezy high style.

Add a container tree to decorate either side of your garage. Turn an eyesore into a pretty garden feature.

For a cheeky, cheery lookwhy not add them to a mass planting of Little Lime Panicle Hydrangea bushes? Repeat them every six to eight feet on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Little Lime Hydrangea Tree Form is super hardy, and simple to maintain. They are pest-free, cold hardy and heat tolerant.

Grow them in full sun or partial shade. They need at least four hours of direct sunlight a day to promote vigorous flowering.

However, please don't plant them in full shade positions. If they don't receive enough sunlight, they will develop thinner stems that may have trouble supporting the large flower heads. Full shade will also limit flower production.

In the hottest climates, they do appreciate afternoon shade. Give them a sheltered spot, if your geographic region is prone to high winds.

Be sure to keep the faded blooms on all winter long for visual interest. Prune one-third the length of the branches in early spring to evenly shape your plants and remove last year's blooms. You will want to prune the head of your small tree form back to about a three-foot ball on top of that trunk to maintain a plant in that 5-6' overall size.

Plant them in well-drained soil. Elevate your planting with a raised bed, or plant in containers if you have poorly drained soil.

Give your plants a regular, even amount of water regularly during the growing season. This is really important when the flowers are developing.

Provide good watering in late fall to protect your landscape plants over winter. Apply mulch in a three-inch layer over the root system to cut down on surface evaporation. Take care to ensure mulch is pulled back away from touching the trunk.

You can use slow-release fertilizer for flowering plants in early spring and again in mid-summer. Please follow the application rate directions on the label.

Little Lime Panicle Hydrangea Tree Form from the plant artisans at Nature Hills will become a super showy display. It's right-sized for small space gardens, but its visual appeal is larger than life. Order today!

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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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Little Lime® Hydrangea Tree Form Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring