If you’re looking for a small tree that makes a big impact, consider the Limelight hydrangea tree. This tree packs the undeniable punch of a hydrangea, but in a handsome tree form that is sure to please. The huge blooms, bright color, and easy care make the Limelight hydrangea tree a superb choice for a showy accent, a centerpiece in flower beds, and framing walkways and front doors. The small size, just 7-9 feet tall and wide, makes it easy to find the perfect spot for this super showy plant.
Limelight really wows in the landscape. In midsummer, the huge football sized blooms emerge a stunning light green that has a cooling, refreshing effect in the heat of summer. The green then turns to a beautiful clear white and as they continue to age, the blooms take on blushes of pink and red before finally turning light brown for the winter. They make excellent cut flowers at any point, and the dried blossoms are a favorite for winter arrangements both indoors and out.
While green might not be the first color that comes to mind when you think of flowers, the versatility and uniqueness of Limelight’s beautiful blooms might just change that. This tree can fit into nearly any color scheme to provide amazing contrast with darker blooms or foliage and a bright pop in hot color gardens. This tree makes an excellent focal point in flower beds and a beautiful choice if you’re looking for a small flowering tree to plant near your house. Beautiful underplanted with small shrubs, perennials, or annuals.
The Limelight hydrangea tree is relatively easy to care for. To get the best bloom and fullest foliage, full sun to light shade is best. Very wet, poorly drained sites should be avoided, but Limelight isn’t incredibly picky about soil otherwise. A slow release fertilizer at the time of planting and once every year or two is sufficient to keep this tree happy and vigorous. When they’re young, hydrangea trees can be a bit top heavy, so they may benefit from staking until they are established. We also recommend cutting off the spent flowers before the first heavy snowfall to discourage branch breakage. As with any new planting, mulch and regular watering for the first few years will get Limelight well established.
Stop in and have a look at our selection of hydrangea trees, including the beautiful Limelight. We’re happy to help you choose the best one for your landscape!