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Limelight Hydrangea Tree | 'Limelight' Hydrangea paniculata USPP 12,874, Can 2,319

Our Best Selling Blooming Tree for 2024

Award Winner in 2010 Plant of Merit and Consumers Top Hydrangea in 2020

√ Hand crafted into an elegant tree, Limelight Hydrangea will complete your bucket list for a perfect specimin in your landscape.

√ Substanial size - 5 gallon container - 3/4" to 1" calaper trunk - well branched head makes this an instant lndscape item.

√ Imagine this tree in a year standing 6-8 feet tall loaded with large blooms like a large pom-pom of pale-green flowers.  

√ Versilte, Lilmelight Hydrangea can be planted in the gorund or containers.

Why is a good choice?

Our plants are grown at our nursery. And our experienced team use the best horticultural practices to ensure our plants are of the utmost health and quality. We select your plants as if we were buying them ourselves. Our standards are to exceed our customers’ expectations. We pride ourselves for great “out of the box” experiences with hassle-free customer service and quick resolutions.

Proven Winners Hydrangea ‘Limelight’ is the preeminent panicle hydrangea that gives maximum impact with minimum effort. Growing in a wide range of hardiness zones 3a-9a, they reach their full impact in mid-summer ( June ) after other hydrangea have finished their show. Site in full sun in cooler climates, a little afternoon shade in warmest regions.

Needing well-drained and evenly moist soil, the right amount of sun will yield huge football shaped inflorescences on an imposing 6-8’ tall & wide showstopper. The first glance at the young pale green flowerhead isn’t the whole color story. Fully unfurled in mid-summer, the green yields to white. Then, as the summer eases into fall the color matures to a tea stain mix of muted pinks, creams & greens complementing the bronzing fall landscape.


Blooming on new wood, a simple winter pruning is required. Remove about 1/3 to 1/2 of last year’s growth to control size and set the scene for the upcoming season’s flowers. Use ‘Limelight’ as a screening hedge planted 6-7’ apart. It’s a stunning stand alone specimen, and unsurpassed in fresh or dried cut flower arrangements. Fertilize in early spring with our HICOTE 360 day slow release fertilizer for maximum growth and plant health. 


Our processing time usually is 1-3 days after receiving the order. Orders taken after 4:00 pm on Wednesday through Sunday will be shipped the following Monday.


The Plant Factory, Inc. offers the very best shipping processes to ensure quick, safe, and near-perfect results every time. Cold and heat may deter your order temporarily until it is safe to receive and plant your plants/trees in your area. At our discretion, we will hold order till the threat is gone ensuring you with the healthiest- viable product ordered.

Summer - Above 95 degrees | Winter - Below 34 degrees

Plant Highlight

• Growing Zone: 3-9
• Plant Brand: Proven Winners
• Botanical Name: 'Limelight' Hydrangea paniculata USPP 12,874, Can 2,319
• Foliage Color: Green
• Flower Color: Light Green - turning to white
• Flower Fragrance: N/A
• Fall Color: Leaves will yellow before falling off
• Type: Deciduous Shrub
• Mature Height: 6-8'
• Mature Width: 6-8'
• Growth Rate: Moderate
• Exposure: Sun
• Soil Needs: Moist well drained, needs moisture
• Water Needs: Occasionally, like moisture  
• Pruning Needs: Spring shaping before spring growth begins
• Awards: Plant of Merit 2010, Consumer Top Hydrangea 2020
• Grown by: The Plant Factory

  • Pollinator Friendly: Yes
  • Deer Resistant: No
  • Pet Friendly: No
  • Reblooming: No
  • Cold and Heat Tolerant: Yes

Note: We put pictures and videos on our site to best represent our products, as an example of our quality as a grower. You may, however receive a smaller or larger plant than pictured depending on the season you buy. You may or may not get a plant blooming as shown on our site. We usually trim off blooms because they do not ship well. Your purchase of our plants should be considered an investment in your future garden and enjoy the process of growing it to its full potential.

Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long-term Warranty is expressed or implied. Minor broken branches and some leaf discoloration is considered cosmetic and normal for shipping plants through the mail. Keep in mind when if this happens these minor issues will not affect the health of your plants and trees. Loose soil does not qualify for any warranty replacement. Simply put back in container and water thoroughly, let rest for a few days and then replant.