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Little Lime® Hydrangea

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White Little Lime Hydrangea Flower
  • USDA Hardiness Zones 3a - 8b
  • Height 3 - 5 Feet Tall
  • Spread 3 - 5 Feet Wide
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun

The Proven Winners® Little Lime® Hydrangea is a smaller more compact version if its bigger brother the Limelight Hydrangea. Although this shrub is smaller in stature, you will be pleasantly surprised with how many flowers this shrub produces! The flowers start off lime green, like you would expect from the name. Then as summer goes by, the flowers begin to have rich pink coloring. The blooms last all the way through fall.

This plant has very strong stems as well, so the flowers are great for cut flower arrangements. This little hydrangea can fit into smaller landscapes and are great in container gardens. We have this planted in our front yard, and it is one of our favorite plants!

Little Lime Hydrangea Care

Prune the Little Lime Hydrangea in late winter or early spring. This paniculata hydrangea blooms on new wood. So a quick trim will encourage new growth, help improve stem strength, and ensure the bush produces an abundance of new flower buds. Plant this shrub in an area of full sun or partial shade for best results. In warmer climates, it is best to plan in an area with afternoon shade if possible. The plant prefers well drained soil to help prevent against root rot. We also recommend applying mulch to help retain moisture and help protect the roots against harsh weather conditions.

If you grow in a container, be sure the plant gets enough water. Pots dry out faster than if the plant was growing in the ground. An easy way to tell if the hydrangea needs more water, is when the leaves start to wilt.

Fertilize the Little Lime Hydrangea in early spring with a slow release fertilizer designed for woody plants such as trees or roses. You can apply an additional round of liquid fertilizer in mid-summer if you would like, but it is not necessary. Use directions as labeled on the container of whatever fertilizer you choose to use.

Little Lime Hydrangea Spacing

Space these shrubs 3 to 5 feet apart, center on center for mass plantings or landscape borders. If you would like to get creative, and plant a Little Lime hedge, plant these 30 to 36 inches apart, center on center. These are also great in garden planters. Do not overcrowd the containers though if you do this. Use the same spacing rules as stated above if you wish to plant more than 1 per container. Most of the time, 1 shrub per container is preferred for best performance of these shrubs.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Flower Color(s): Green, Pink
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Part Sun to Sun
Height: 3-4 Feet
Spread: 3-4 Feet
Spacing: 3-4 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Type: Panicle Hydrangea
Scientific Name: Hydrangea paniculata 'Jane' USPP 22,330
Common Name: Little Lime® Hydrangea
Brand: Proven Winners®

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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: 7-10 business days

Speical Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On speical orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Winter to Early Spring

  • Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
  • What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
  • Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
    • The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at info@plantaddicts.com)


  • 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

Fall into Winter

  • We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


  • Get your order in now to reserve you plants for Spring planting!

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 the beginning of the following week from your order date. We put together this helpful guide for 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.

3 Reviews - Little Lime® Hydrangea Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5
    Little Lime Big Color

    Posted by JJ on Oct 1st 2018

    This is just the plant i was looking for and is going to fit perfect on my paito.

  • 3
    Buyer beware

    Posted by William Davenport on May 25th 2018

    I received three of these plants today. They were well water but very very small plants for $25! Look like starter plants!

  • 5
    Little Lime Hydrangea

    Posted by salbug on May 2nd 2018

    These plants arrived looking perky and healthy. I am so pleased and can't wait to watch them grow. Thank you!