Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

Beautiful and extremely hardy, the blooms on this hydrangea start off a bright green, and then turn to a lovely ivory white and finish up pink tinged! This type of hydrangea is perfect for those people who grow mopheads and struggle to get them to flower, as they invariably cut back at the wrong time, and end up with no flowers at all!

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

IMG_0424 Hydrangea p. limelightI prune this Hydrangea in Spring – usually – sometimes there’s too much to do and it gets overlooked – but that doesn’t matter so much as it will still bloom either way! The further back and/or the harder you cut back the bigger the blooms will be ! I generally leave the shrub alone till it’s into its second spring, then cut down to about 1 or 2 feet! I tend to be a bit more cautious here as we’re often covered in snow till late April/May time!This shrub will bloom on all/most of the fresh branches produced in the same├é┬áseason – which means it flowers on ‘new’ wood! The RHS have done trials on these varieties and proved their garden worthiness!

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