hydrangea paniculata 'limelight'
HAPPY WEDNESDAY! Is it really the first day of August already? Where has the time gone?? It may only be the middle of the work week, but I'm geared up because it's time for this week's edition of "...of the Week." I'm pretty excited as this week's feature plant is everything you could want it to be and more. We're casting the spotlight on the 'Limelight' Hydrangea!
Adaptable to various soil types, 'Limelight' does, however, prefer moist, loamy (but also well-drained) soils. It does not like "wet feet" and cannot sustain itself through root rot. Unlike other varieties of some shrubs and perennials, the pH of the soil will not affect it's bloom color. 'Limelight' is extremely drought tolerant.
Considered a "time-tested classic" by ProvenWinners.com this big and bold shrub stands well above it's competition, 6-8 ft. tall to be exact. To sweeten the pot, maintenance of 'Limelight' requires only regular watering and pruning in late winter or early spring. Weeds don't stand much of a chance when competing for growing space and a harsh winter won't phase it's summer bloom. Healthy hydrangeas easily recover from the occasional insect infestation. A strong spray of water to wash the