Hydrangea Little Lime® Panicle Hydrangea



Fall color also includes red and purple markings on the large, toothy foliage

The flowers remain lime-green all summer, then turn vintage shades of pink for autumn

Who would have guessed when popular Limelight® made its debut just a few years ago that we would be fortunate enough to have a dwarf version? Little Lime® is just one-third the size of its full-sized cousin, but sports large blooms with the same delightful color-changing capabilities.

The flowers appear in midsummer in a pleasing shade of lime-green that contrasts nicely with the large, toothed foliage. They keep their green tones until the chilly weather of autumn, when they burnish vintage shades of pink. Most interesting is the period of change, when blooms sport all combinations of the two colors.

Just 3 to 5 feet high and wide, Little Lime™ is ideal for containers, a low hedge, or specimen use as well as the border. It thrives in full sun in northern climates, afternoon shade farther south and west. Unlike H. macrophylla cultivars, it is quite drought tolerant and hardy through Zone 3 in the North. In other words, this is a thoroughly adaptable dwarf shrub, ready to take on your greatest climate challenges.

Little Lime™ is a Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs variety, so you can be sure it isn't one of those over-hyped greenhouse inventions that fails to perform in the garden. All these plants have been tested in several trial gardens and passed with flying colors.

Bred by Tim Wood of Spring Meadow, Little Lime™ is vigorous and heavy blooming. Its foliage sports reddish and purplish accents in autumn, adding another source of color to the vivid display. You will find it easy to grow and quite addictive.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Hydrangea
Species paniculata
Variety 'Jane'
ppaf PP22330
Zone 3 - 8
Bloom Start To End Mid Summer - Late Fall
Habit Dwarf
Plant Height 5 ft
Plant Width 5 ft
Additional Characteristics Fall Color, Flower, Easy Care Plants
Bloom Color Pink, Cream, Light Green
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Specimen
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

August 01, 2015

Prolific bloomer

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought a Little Lime hydrangea 3 years ago and planted on open the southeast edge of a bed where it gets sun from mid morning to mid afternoon. It produced several blooms the next year and was covered the following summer. It's in full bloom now, late July. It is great for drying blooms in a vase for winter use. I have 5 types of hydrangea. This one and oak leaf H. are my clear favorites!! I like Unique hydrangea too....much bigger, though.

Life long gardener in foothills of NC, zone 7 from NC

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