The Green Flowers of the Limelight Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata
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The Limelight hydrangea (paniculata) is popular for it’s size and stunning, large white flowers that become light green.  The shrub will grow to be very large (8-9 feet tall and can be pruned into a tree) and the blooms last from mid-summer through Fall when the flowers may change color becoming pinkish.

The best thing about hydrangeas, besides their huge flowers, color variety (as if that wasn’t enough!) is their long lasting blooms.  Does any other flower last as long?  I can’t think of one.  And then in fall, the flowers can be dried to last all winter.  Show me something better!

I don’t know much about the limelight hydrangea, so I am finding out.

  • It is hardy in zones 3-8
  • Very hardy and can withstand drought conditions once established
  • Flower color can’t be changed by soil amendments
  • Flowers are held upright on the end of stems (no dragging on the ground)
  • Flowers bloom on new wood
  • Likes sun or part shade

See some photos and read more at this site.

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