- USDA Hardiness Zones 3a - 9b
- Height 4 - 5 Feet Tall
- Spread 4 - 5 Feet Wide
The Proven Winners ColorChoice® Lime Rickey® Hydrangea is a very hardy smooth hydrangea with lime green flowers. As the flowers age, they turn jade green. The flowers are held up by very strong stems, which is a noticeable improvement to the well-known Annabelle hydrangea.
This shrub is native to North America, and great for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. Being native also means it is hardier and easier to care for. The shrub blooms every single year, without fail.
Lime Rickey Hydrangea Care
Plant this shrub in an area with well drained soil. It is best to grow this in a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight. Morning sun is more beneficial than evening sun. In warmer climates, we recommend providing some shade in the afternoon to help the plant during hot summer days.
To prune the Lime Rickey Hydrangea, do so in early spring right as new growth begins to appear. Trim ⅓ of the total height of the bush. This not only helps the stems become stronger, it will also help encourage new growth and help flowers flourish all year.
Fertilize in early spring before new growth starts to emerge and before you prune. Use a slow release fertilizer that is designed for woody plants such as roses or trees.
Lime Rickey Hydrangea Spacing
Plant the Lime Rickey Hydrangea 4 to 5 feet apart, center on center. If you choose to use the Lime Rickey as a hedge, plant these 40 to 48 inches apart, center on center. These also do well in garden containers. Use the same spacing requirements in containers if you choose to plant more than 1 in a pot.
Lime Rickey Hydrangea Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9
|Flower Color(s): Green
|Bloom Period: Summer through Fall
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Height: 4-5 Feet
|Spread: 4-5 Feet
|Spacing: 4-5 Feet
|Blooms On: New Wood
|Shrub Type: Deciduous
|Type: Mophead Hydrangea
|Scientific Name: Hydrangea arborescens 'SMNHALR' USPP 28,858
|Common Name: Lime Rickey® Hydrangea
|Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.