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Hydrangea – Lime Rickey® – Smooth hydrangea – Hydrangea arborescens

Garden Height
48 - 60
Spacing
48 - 60
Spread
48 - 60
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Green
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies

Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Long Blooming

Fall Interest

Winter Interest

Maintenance Notes

For the biggest, most abundant blooms and strongest stems, plant where it gets at least six hours of sun each day (warmer climates can get away with a bit less). A good layer of shredded bark mulch helps minimize water loss.

As for pruning, cut the entire plant back by about one-third its total height each spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on stems. This serves to build up a strong, supportive, woody base while also encouraging abundant new growth for plenty of flowers. 

If you wish to fertilize, an application of a rose fertilizer in early spring, once the soil has thawed, is sufficient. 

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On New Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Good for Screening, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point