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Limelight Prime® Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'SMNHPPH'

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Limelight Prime Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'SMNHPPH') at Kennedy's Country Gardens

Limelight Prime® Hydrangea in bloom

Limelight Prime® Hydrangea in bloom

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Limelight Prime Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'SMNHPPH') at Kennedy's Country Gardens

Limelight Prime® Hydrangea flowers

Limelight Prime® Hydrangea flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  6 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

The next generation of 'Limelight', this improved variety features enormous, dense upright flower heads that start out a soft lime green, then develop vivid pink and red tones; blooms much earlier, creating a longer display; a stunning border accent

Ornamental Features

Limelight Prime® Hydrangea features bold conical lime green flowers with white overtones at the ends of the branches from early summer to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Limelight Prime® Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Limelight Prime® Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Limelight Prime® Hydrangea will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features