Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Limelight'

Little Limelight Hydrangea: Patent Proven Winners

Categories: Shrubs

Compared to its famous sibling ‘Limelight’, Little Lime hardy hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) may seem like a pipsqueak. Don’t let this petite shrub fool you. While maintaining its short stature of 3-5’ tall and wide, it really packs a visual punch in the garden. In summer, lime green blooms open on strong stems – no drooping here. As it ages, rich pink coloring emerges to prolong the show through fall.

More About Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Limelight'

  • a compact, smaller growing for of H. 'Limelight'
  • very floriferous

Little Lime hydrangea is small enough to grow in containers and also stands out as a bold mass planting. Its bright bloom coloration makes it an excellent choice for cut flower gardens and can be used fresh or dried. This reliable performer blooms on new wood, so a quick trim in late winter or early spring will encourage fresh growth and an abundance of buds. Like most hardy hydrangeas, it is hardy to Zone 3 and does best in full sun or part shade.

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4-5 ft


3-7 ft


2-5 ft

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Hydrangea paniculata 'Little Limelight' Characteristics


  • Dried Flower
  • Specimen
  • Container
  • Mass Plant
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Small / Miniature


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Tolerates most soils
  • Average

Flower Color

  • White
  • Green


  • Mounding