Hydrangea paniculata

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

Hydrangea paniculata

Paniculate hydrangea

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Height: 2-2,5m
  • Foliage: deciduous
  • Hardiness: fully hardy


Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’. One of the most popular of Hydrangea paniculata and it’s not hard to see why. It produces large, eye-catching, lime-green flowers up to 20cm long, developing pinkish tints in autumn. Flowers from mid-July to early October and grows to 2-2,5m tall. Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lime’ or ‘Jane’ is a good choice for a small garden. It has the same flowers as ‘Limelight’ but with a height of 1,20m.

Hydrangea paniculata Grandiflora, Hydrangea paniculata Limelight
Hydrangea p. ‘Grandiflora’                      Hydrangea p. ‘Limelight’

Other fine varieties to consider include Hydrangea p. ‘Vanille Fraise’, Hydrangea p. ‘Pinky Winky’ and Hydrangea p. ‘Wim’s Red’


What is the best time to prune a mature Hydrangea paniculata ( Paniculate hydrangea). Cut back the previous year’s flowered stems to 20-30cm above the ground in March. Or do this job in autumn. Cut back all the stems that have finished flowering to 20-30cm above ground level in autumn. Hydrangea paniculata flowers on new wood.

Plant spacing

Plant Hydrangea paniculata 75cm apart.


Hydrangea paniculata likes moist, well-drained soil. Don’t let the plant dry out, especially during the summer season. Water thoroughly if conditions are dry.

Plant combination

Hydrangea paniculata works well with  Japanese anemone, Astrantia, Gaura, Phlox or Salvia nemorosa.

Phlox p. Bright Eyes
Phlox paniculata ‘Bright Eyes’