Limelight Hydrangea are truly impressive no matter where they are. In fact, if you visit just about any town in Connecticut you will be greeted by an impressive array of Limelight flowering scrubs. Some folks even cultivate their Limelight Hydrangea into trees. Talk about jazzing up a boring space!
The giant Limelight hydrangea football-shaped blooms are also great as a cut flower in a vase, and even hold up really well as a dried flower. You can grow Limelight hydrangeas as a scrub or a tree. Limelight Hydrangea in tree form will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet.
Before you go to buy a Limelight Hydrangea, let’s learn a little bit more about this spectacular flower.
How tall do Limelight Hydrangea get?
The Limelight hydrangea gets pretty large, between 6-8′ tall and wide, making it an excellent showpiece in any garden. A single branch may grow from 3 to 4 feet in one season so that tells you just about how large it will get overtime.
What color is a Limelight Hydrangea flower?
During the peak of summer you will find it loaded with gorgeous flower spikes ranging from a citrus green to creamy white. Limelight Hydrangea turn to a lovely pink-burgundy color in the fall.
What is the best light to grow Limelight Hydrangea?
Unlike many hydrangea varieties, the Limelight thrives in full sun, though it does well in partial sun too. They are hardy in zones 3-9. Most of Connecticut is Zone 6. Some regions may from from a Zone 6b to 7b so Limelight will grow well in Connecticut zones. Make sure to keep your limelight hydrangea well watered during the hot summer months.
When do Limelight Hydrangea bloom?
Limelight Hydrangea will bloom from mid to late summer, all the way into late Fall. This reliable scrub will bloom every year, even in cold climates. You can prune your Limelight in late Fall or early Spring, pruning back as much as a third of the way down.
Where to buy Limelight Hydrangea in Connecticut
Limelight Hydrangea is a Proven Winners flowering plant. You will find it at many of your local Home Deport stores. To get the most healthy and well taken care of plant, you may need to visit a garden center in Connecticut that offers specialized plants, flowers, scrubs and trees. When you buy a Limelight hydrangea from a local garden center you will also get more personalized service from a knowledgeable and educated plant specialist. They will be able to tell you how to grow and care for this fantastic flower because they are expert gardeners.
Here are some of the garden centers in Connecticut who carry the Limelight Hydrangea. Make sure you call them first before visiting to make sure they have them in stock. You can find more Proven Winner Garden Centers in Connecticut through the provenwinners.com website.
Burnett’s Country Garden
380 New London Road
Salem, CT 06420
Holdridge Home and Garden
Ledyard, CT 06339
Old Lyme Landscape
105 Shore Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
4 West Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357
51 Valley Road
North Branford, CT 06471
1654 Boston Post Road
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
320 Boston Post Road
Milford, CT 06460