Limelight Hardy Hydrangea

Hardy Hydrangea that is EASY to Grow
  • Creamy white blooms fade to green 
  • Blooms from summer through fall
  • Large, elongated blooms from 6-12 inches
  • Great for cuttings and floral arrangements

Never Bareroot...  All plants come rooted into a container with soil.

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Product Details

The Limelight Hydrangea is a hardy, reliable Hydrangea. Its creamy white blooms arrive in late summer and fade to green during fall. This easy-to-grow Hydrangea that will tolerate almost any condition.

Bloom time is late summer through fall. The blooms of the Limelight are more upright and less round. They range from 6-12 inches in size. These blooms work great for cuttings and floral arrangements.

If you buy one Limelight Hydrangea, we guarantee you will be back for more!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Brand Proven Winners
Grows in Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 5-6 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Red
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' PP#12874

How To Care for your new Limelight Hardy Hydrangea

When planting your Limelight Hydrangea be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new plants to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant Hydrangeas.  Avoid planting hydrangeas in summer when temperatures are mid80s or higher.

The Limelight Hydrangea requires full sun to part shade and prefers moist, well-drained, fertile soil.  In hot climates, hydrangeas will do best with some shade.  This variety's color is not affected by soil pH.  Keep the soil moist, but not saturated, especially in summer and in the first year after planting.  Throughout its life Hydrangeas will do best with a deep watering once weekly during hot temperatures.  Mulching at about 3 inches deep is highly recommended for hydrangeas.  Mulching will cut back on watering needs and protect your plant in extreme temperatures.  Choose a slow release fertilizer for flowering plants.  Fertilize once in spring after the last chance of frost and again in early summer for best results.  You don’t need to prune hydrangeas, but pruning after they are done blooming can help encourage a bushier growth and renew an older plant.  

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants.  Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. You can treat mites, scale, whiteflies, and aphids naturally with neem oil or insecticidal soap.  For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin.  Fungal infection can be prevented by making sure the planting site has good drainage and by avoiding overhead watering.  Fungal infections can be treated with a fungicide.  Generally, treating fungus after infection isn't effective so if you have problems with other plants or in a prior year, treat preventatively in early spring.  


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

FREE SHIPPING on orders $59.99
*Except States CA, OR, WA, NV, ID, UT, MO, CO, WY, NM and orders under $59.99 are $19.99 for shipping.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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Looked great this summer! Very happy with this hydrangea.
October 30, 2016
Not sure yet
I order 2 of the limelight hardy hydrangea. I received one box and was surprised to find that all of the leaves had been cut off the bushes and one of them was packed upside down. I will wait until the spring to see if this caused any damage but next time I'd rather pay the shipping for 2 bushes instead of having them shipped together.
October 9, 2016
7 months ago
Waiting to see.
So far, love the plants sent. Look healthy and of good size. Hope they will grow in the spring.
February 18, 2017
3 months ago
Large white blooms were so pretty. I also used them inside the home.
October 30, 2016
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Hardy, easy and gorgeous
Deirdre N on May 2, 2017
I have to of these trees and they are beautiful I have no questions thank you for asking
Isaac E on Apr 24, 2017
Hardy, easy and gorgeous
Deirdre N on May 2, 2017
They are for my mom's 64th birthday. She loves these flowers.
Jason H on May 1, 2017
I have to of these trees and they are beautiful I have no questions thank you for asking
Isaac E on Apr 24, 2017
I have a fence and the original plants died that I had planted. I am filling in the gap with these lovely hydrangeas
Ellen R on Apr 20, 2017
Hardy. Able to take full sun
Kirsten P on Apr 6, 2017
Like to have fresh flowers in home and these look good for picking.
Ellen R on Feb 11, 2017
it is beautiful
Rebecca H on Sep 30, 2016
I Love hydrangea
Kathleen R W on Sep 26, 2016
They are for my mom's 64th birthday. She loves these flowers.
Jason H on May 1, 2017
I have a fence and the original plants died that I had planted. I am filling in the gap with these lovely hydrangeas
Ellen R on Apr 20, 2017
Are the limelights shipped bare root?
A shopper on May 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. All of the plants at are shipped rooted into a container with soil.
Do limelight hydrangea need to be trimmed and if so when?
A shopper on Nov 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The best time to prune the limelight is early spring. Please see this video on how to prune limelight hydrangeas.

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