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Little Lime PeeGee Hydrangea
With its magnificent flower clusters, Little Lime puts on a spectacular show of color in the garden. More details below

Little Lime PeeGee Hydrangea

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Little Lime Pee Gee Hydrangea
Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Lime' 

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-9b  Find Your Zone




Special Attributes

For those familiar with the Limelight Hydrangea the Little Lime is an amazing dwarf version. All the appeal of the Limelight but at one third to half the size. With its magnificent flower clusters, Little Lime puts on a spectacular show of color in the garden. The flowers almost completely cover the bush, emerging a bright lime-green in summer fading to a stunning pink in the fall. The flowers are great for cutting and use in fresh or dried floral arrangements.



Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing quite large to 3 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet wide, Little Lime makes an impressive specimen in small garden spaces or colorful groupings and hedges in larger spaces. Also a nice addition to mixed flowering shrub borders, as an accent in home foundation plantings, as an accent in perennial gardens, and in medium to large containers

Spacing:  3' for solid hedges; 7'+ for space between plants


Little Lime can take the heat at our location in mid-Georgia, but is also exceptionally cold hardy, withstanding even the coldest winter temperatures in the North. They are easy to grow in average, moist, well-drained soil. In the South, grows best in a location where it will receive some shade during the hottest part of the afternoon. For best flowering provide at least 6 hours of sun a day. USDA Zones: 3a-8b  Find Your Zone >  

Note:  Little Lime is a Hydrangea paniculata species that produces its flowers from buds that are formed on "new wood" (the current season's growth). This means you don't want to prune them in late spring or summer when they're preparing to bloom. 

For proper pruning time and techniques on various types of Hydrangea see:  How To Prune Various Types Of Hydrangea 



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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-9b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub
Height at Maturity:  3-5'
Width at Maturity: 3-5'
Spacing:  3' for solid hedges; 7' or more for space between plants
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Rounded, Mounding
Flower Color:  Chartreuse, fading to Cream and then to Pink!
Flower Size:  Large - up to 6" inches long
Flowering Period:  Summer thru Fall
Flower Type:  Single florets in large clusters
Fragrant Flowers:  No
Foliage Color:  Green
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Berries:  NA
Berry Color:  NA
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Part Shade
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (amended), Loam, Sand (amended), Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  6.0 - 8.0 (Moderately Acid to Moderately Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low
Attracts:  Visual Attention
Resistances:  Disease, Drought (when established in part shade), Heat, Humidity, Insect, Mildew, Sun



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