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Other common names
paniculate hydrangea 'Limelight'
Hydrangea paniculata 'Zwijnenburg'
Hydrangea can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, or self-clinging climbers, with flowers in clusters usually comprising both small fertile and more showy sterile flowers; often good autumn colour
'Limelight' is a robust, upright and spreading selection, 165 x 225cm, with very distinctive colouring. Leaves are yellow-green, stems pale grey-green, slightly blushed pink in places, pale brown below. Panicles form a very dense, broad cone, entirely green at first. Sterile florets open pale lime green, later grading through to white. A slight pink flush in places gradually deepens a little to give a pink and green colour mix at maturity
Toxicity May cause mild stomach upset if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained moderately fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer or hardwood cuttings in winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1 or Pruning group 6
Pests Aphids, capsid bug, vine weevil and hydrangea scale insects may be a problem
May be subject to a leaf spot (see leaf damage on woody plants), powdery mildew, grey mould (Botrytis) and honey fungus
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paniculate hydrangea 'Limelight'
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