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HYDRANGEA paniculata 'Limelight'

Commonly known as Hortensia



Large panicles of numerous white sterile florets in summer and autumn becoming deep pink
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - oval, pointed, toothed mid-green leaves 7-15cm (3-6in) long.
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - in autumn
  • White - in summer
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub - large flowerheads 15-30cm (6-12in), held upright and well-distributed over the plant.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun - requires a sheltered site
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
  • Additional Features - Burncoose speciality - See Burncoose Speciality group for more details
  • Good to know - larger flowerheads are produced if previous season's shoots are cut back to within a few buds of the woody framework in spring. Feed magnesium to enhance the green.
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites, scale insects, vine weevils, capsid bugs, grey mould(Botrytis), hydrangea virus, powdery mildew, leaf spot, honey fungus.
  • Place of origin - garden origin. 1990. Boskoop, Netherlands. Pieter Zwijnenburg.
  • Burncoose specialities - Hydrangeas
  • Flower Shape - Panicles
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
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2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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