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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

44

Slightly more compact hydrangea than others with large panicles of flowers that turn from cream to green to rose

Scientific  Name:

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'

Common Name 1

› Panicle Hydrangea

Family:

Hydrangeaceae

Origins:

Native to China and Japan

Plant Type:

Med - Lg Shrub (usually >3' and never < 1.5')
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

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MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Medium

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

3

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Organically rich, well drained

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Dark Green

Foliage Description:

Simple oval to ovate with serrate margins

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Green

Flower Description:

Large panicles that start out cream and turn to green, eventually gaining rose tints

Fall color:

yes

Fall Color Description:

Leaves turn red

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

yes

Winter Interest Description:

Dried flower panicles can be left on plants for winter interest

Mature height:

6-8'

Mature spread:

6' to 8'

Growth rate:

Fast

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

no

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

no

Attracts Butterflies:

no

Native Habitat:

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

yes

Used by Wildlife:

yes

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Small mammals use for cover & food

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

yes

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Jul

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Aug

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Blooms on current season's growth so prune as needed in late winter to early spring

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Shrubby hydrangeas (H. paniculata, H. quercifoiia) can be heavily pruned since they form large plants of nearly tree dimensions. Cut back all heavy branches, regardless of size, before February. leaving two buds on each side branch. These buds will form f

Long Term Care:

May display best shrub form if pruned to a height of 6'

Insect Pests:

Aphids and mite are occasional problems

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Bud blight, bacterial wilt, leaf spot, rust and mildew

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

Tolerant of air pollution, thrives in urban conditions

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Martin, A. C., H. S. Zim, and A. L. Nelson. 1951. American Wildlife & Plants A Guide to Wildlife Food Habits. Dover Publications, New York.

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