|Little Lime sits on my front porch prior to planting|
Little Lime Hydrangea is a compact hardy plant that grows approximately 3-4 feet tall and wide in the prairie region of Canada. Limelight hydrangea is Little Lime's "sibling." Little Lime looks like Limelight in a slightly more diminutive form.
The blooms open a lime green colour in short panicles on strong stems in the summer then turn a shade between beige and pink/burgundy for late summer and autumn.
Extremely hardy, Little Lime is hardy zones 3-8. This hydrangea grows best in part sun to sun and blooms on new wood.
A light trim to Little Lime in late winter to early spring is all the pruning necessary. Fertilize with a slow release balanced fertilizer once new growth is evident. Supplemental feedings of a fertilizer with a higher middle number, phosphorus, is beneficial until the second week in August.
Little Lime's flowers make terrific long-lasting cut flowers which can be dried indoors if desired.