LITTLE LIME PUNCH® Panicle Hydrangea

Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 3-5' Width/Spread: 3-5'

A color show that really deserves to be called remarkable! Little Lime Punch® begins its show in early summer similarly to Little Lime®, with handsome lime-green blooms. But it’s as the summer progresses when you see the true difference. Its blooms gradually mature to bright Hawaiian Punch-red… and then it reblooms! Creating a mix of lime green, white, pink, and dark pink blooms all on one compact little shrub. It is one of the happiest looking plants we’ve seen and fits perfectly into vibrantly colored mixed beds, on patios in containers, or in foundation plantings to enliven any front garden.

Why grow Little Lime Punch® panicle hydrangea?

  • Useful, compact stature
  • Festive mix of colorful blooms
  • Easy-care nature


Light: The most sun-tolerant type of hydrangea! It will thrive in full sun to Part Sun. In warmer zones, it could benefit from placement in afternoon shade.

Soil: Prefers moist soil that drains easily. Any period of extended sogginess will not be tolerated. Soil pH does not affect flower color, it matures to deep pink in the fall. If browning occurs instead of aging to pink, this is an indication the nights are too warm or that it is getting inconsistent water.

Water: Average water needs.

Fertilizing: Nothing special required. If desired, you may apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in late winter/early spring when the soil is workable.

Pruning: Pruning is recommended in early spring. Remove weak branches in the middle and about 1/3 of the height and width. Make cuts just about 1/4 of an inch above a bud. Dead or damaged wood can be removed at any time, just cut back to a set of leaves!

Other: It can be used as a cut flower! For its longest vase life, cut vertically up the stem about 2?. This will help it absorb more water.

Botanical Name

<i>Hydrangea paniculata</i> 'SMNHPH' PP#33,207; CBRAF; US Utility 11,944,063


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Green, Pink, White

Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Average, Well-drained

Season of Interest



Borders, Containers, Cutting Gardens, Foundations, Hedges, Mass Planting, Specimen


Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Compact, Cut flower, Long blooming, Salt tolerant

Blooms On

New wood


Megan Mathey


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