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Limelight Prime® Hydrangea

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 4 - 6 Feet
  • Width 4 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3-8

The unusual green blossoms of Limelight Prime® Hydrangea will stand out in your landscape from summer through fall. The flowers on this shrub transform to shades of bright red and pink as they age. The color metamorphosis will provide a gorgeous changing view throughout the year. The strong green leaf-covered stems can support the large panicles without dropping. Hydrangea paniculata will perform best in partial to full sun conditions in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 8. This deciduous shrub will grow to between 48 and 72 inches in height with a 48-to-60-inch spread.

This upright, easy to grow plant has average watering needs. Grow it in most pH conditions as long as the soil is well-draining. This panicle hydrangea can be used in border gardens, mass plantings, as a specimen plant or focal point in your landscape. Plant multiple to create a gorgeous flowering screen from spring to fall. It can also be used in the thriller role in a very large container. The flowers make great choices in both fresh and dried floral arrangements. No deadheading is required for continuous bloom.

Limelight Prime® Hydrangea Care

Prune the main branches back by one third in late winter or early spring. Trimming may also be done in late fall after the plant has lost its leaves and gone dormant. Do not trim once new growth appears because this hydrangea blooms on new wood.

Fertilize in early spring with a granular rose fertilizer, if desired. Cold climate gardeners should fertilizer when the ground begins to thaw. If you want your plant to grow faster, additional applications of fertilizer can be applied monthly through late July. Additional fertilization is not necessary for overall plant health and many blossoms.

Limelight Prime® Hydrangea Spacing

Give this shrub room to mature by spacing it 48 to 60 inches away from other shrubs and structures.

Limelight Prime® Hydrangea Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 4 - 6 Feet
Mature Width: 4 - 5 Feet
Plant Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Green, Pink, Red
Flower Shade: Green, Bright Pink and Red Shades
Seasonal Interest: Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Features: Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Uses: Border Plant Container Cut Flower Dried Flower Good for Screening Landscape Mass Planting Specimen or Focal Point
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Hydrangea paniculata 'SMNHPPH' USPP 32,511, Can PBRAF

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

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

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • 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.

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    Posted by Cristina Marges on Jul 11th 2021

    I bought hydrangeas expecting to received healthy plants. When it arrived they all look so fragile and brown. Only one is healthy the one that cost $71. The rest looks like they are ready to die. One don't have leaves anymore.
    i bought 6 pcs $29.99 a piece but not worth buying it. I hope this plants will grow.