Even as the dog days of summer are nearing an end, Hydrangea Trees are adding a delightful splash of lush blossoms to the late summer landscape. These small ornamental trees run from 5 to 10 feet tall, depending on how they are pruned, grow in a wide variety of soils and do well in light levels from full sun to partial shade, and produce lots of blossoms that last for 6-12 weeks.
Limelight Hydrangea trees are currently the most popular variety, displaying cone to oval shaped dense white blossoms on vigorous new shoots that present in upright fashion initially and gradually arching as the blossoms increase in size and weight. The picture here is of one of our landscape beds at home. We have a Limelight Hydrangea tree to the left and a Pinky Winky Hydrangea shrub to the right. Boulders, evergreen shrubs and shade perennials complete the bed which is so beautiful this time of year.