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    Limelight Hydrangea Tree for Sale

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Limelight Hydrangea Tree

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'


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-t- Planting Mix
Limelight Hydrangea Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Limelight Hydrangea Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose


Growing Zones: 3-8
(hardy down to -30℉)

Growing Zones 3-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-8 ft.

Mature Width:

4-5 ft.


Partial Sun


8-10 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'

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The Dwarf Tree with Giant Blooms

Nothing says summer like huge, colorful blooms on a small tree. That's exactly what the Limelight Hydrangea delivers season after season. But not just any blooms: The Limelight's floral display gets started early, in an eye-popping show sure to beautify your garden.

Pastel-like colors of pink, green and blue give way to white blooms later in the season. The large, puffy flowers pack the dwarf's branches the whole summer. Its reputation for ravishing blooms has thrust this little-but-fierce tree into the limelight the past few years, earning the 'best performer' title from many enthusiasts.

Whether the Limelight Hydrangea Tree is planted in a container, on the patio or in the garden, it offers the perfect accent to practically any planting location. Plus, you can bring some of the Limelight's freshness indoors by creating colorful flower arrangements that will brighten any room. Dry and preserve some of your favorite blooms to keep them on hand after season's end - it's the perfect way to keep summer alive.

Although it's trained to be a dwarf, the Limelight Hydrangea can grow to about 8 feet if it's not pruned. Best of all? It's a healthy specimen that's resistant to most diseases and pests and tolerant to drought. Whether you're out in the country or on a city block, the Limelight Hydrangea will adapt to almost any setting and always steals the show.

A popular favorite because of its compact size, beauty and magnificent floral production, the Limelight Hydrangea Tree goes fast. Get yours today!

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Customer Reviews

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Eye Catcher
I bought 2 of these trees last year and they were covered in blooms the first year being planted! I can't wait to see even more growth and blooms in 2017, thanks for amazing quality!
February 9, 2017
Greenville, NC
over 2 years ago
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Very happy with tree Growinh well Already getting new leaves Thankyoiu for fast service
Very happy with tree Already getting new leaves Thankyou for such good service
April 21, 2016
Aliquippa, PA
over 2 years ago
Flowering already!
I purchased in May. Now it’s the end of May & it’s already flowering! I’m very happy with my purchase, and having bought many plants this spring, I can totally recommend this outstanding nursery all around.
May 28, 2018
5 months ago
So happy with these and with Fast Growing Trees. com.
Oh gosh, how gushy can I get about the limelight hydrangea trees? It's only been a few months but they're blooming and thriving. I planted them in the large brick planters leading to our front door and they are beautiful.
June 14, 2018
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
Arrived in very good condition
Immediately transferred to a large pot and kept indoors for 2 weeks. Continued to add leaves until I transplanted it outdoors. Located in a part sun area. But began to wilt badly. Kept it moist and it now appears to be reviving, but no additional growth. Maybe the double replanting caused too much stress.
May 12, 2018
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
love it
I love the tree. it came out an starting growing more in a few days. Great service . The first one was lost by the delivery service and FGT promptly replaced it with no questions asked
July 7, 2018
3 months ago
Love love love
Absolutely gorgeous. I didn't expect much from this tree this year because i purchased in August but there are tons of blooms!!!!!!
September 14, 2018
1 month ago
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Condition of Hydrangea tree
The tree was wrapped well. The problem that I had was about 8 or 9 of the branches were bent. When I tried to straighten them to tie them up ..they broke off at the bent points. That was disappointed.
August 22, 2018
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
Can't wait for next years blooms
I've always admired these mature trees when in bloom. Mine arrived in okay shape and bloomed within 2 weeks after being planted. Had to spray them to protect against Japanese Beetles that seems to like this plant.
August 1, 2018
3 months ago
I might want another after I see how it turns out
Love this tree , cant wait for it to bloom which will probably be next season. How long must I give it?
June 18, 2018
5 months ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Limelight Hydrangea Tree

Limelight Hydrangea Tree Planting Diretions

The Limelight Hydrangea Tree (Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight') is a beautiful blooming dwarf tree that delivers a stunning array of colors such as green, pink and blue that give way to white blooms as the season progresses. It’s great for more compact areas that are in need of some extra color and/or beauty as it only matures to a height of 6-8 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide. This partial sun loving, moderate grower is also drought tolerant as well as pest resistant making it fairly low maintenance to care for. The Limelight Hydrangea tree is most commonly planted in USDA growing zones 3-8 and is sure to provide the best accent to any spot on your landscape.

Choosing a location: Drainage is always essential so be sure wherever you intend to plant the tree isn’t going to have any standing water for any period of time. Filtered shade with 4-6 hours of sun is ideal for the best performance as far as sun exposure goes.

Planting Directions:
1) Dig the hole twice the size and just as deep as the root ball.
2) Loosen the soil in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots and gently position downward in the hole. The top of the root flare (where the roots end and the trunk begins) should be about and inch above the surrounding soil.
4) Hold the tree straight as you begin to back fill, tamping down the soil as you go.
5) Apply water to settle the soil and remove the air pockets then mulch to retain soil moisture.

Watering: Provide a good soaking of the soil 2-3 times each week. The typical recommended water amount for each week is about ⅓ to ⅔ of an inch of rainfall. Since this can be a challenge to ensure, just provide a good soaking of the planting site when the top 2 inches of soil is dry. Stick your index finger into the surrounding soil and feel around for any moisture. If it still feels damp 2 inches down, leave it be. Once the tree has become established, watering will not be as necessary but be sure to monitor in times of prolonged heat/drought.

Fertilizing: Early spring just as the leaves are starting to show is the best time to fertilize your hydrangea tree. A slow release, balanced fertilizer formula such as 10-10-10 or 16-16-16 is ideal and be sure to broadcast a foot beyond where the leaves are to ensure it reaches all portions of the roots. Be sure to follow the application instructions on the label for the optimum effectiveness.

Pruning: The hydrangea tree produces blooms on the newer stems each year. The best time to prune is in the late winter or early spring before new growth starts on the tree. Start by ensuring there is no competing growths coming up around the base of the tree (suckers). To maintain the tree’s appearance, cut back any growths on the main stalk. Clip back the branches to about 2-3 sets of nodes (little bumps that that produce the blooms that flower in the summer season). Remove any diseased, damaged branches or any that grow up or inward towards the tree as well. It’s always a good idea to sterilize your pruning tool(s) with some rubbing alcohol to ensure a nice clean cut.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
my neighbor has one always beauitful
jetty c on Aug 12, 2018
Nice size for a limited area front yard. Blooms throughout season.
ARTHUR C on Aug 1, 2018
my neighbor has one always beauitful
jetty c on Aug 12, 2018
I recently purchased one which seemed to have been pruned leaving not a nice shape and had more pruned branches than blooms. It is in the ground looking scraggy, so I have decided to have another one and hope it arrives in better condition, as I love all the other things I have purchase.
margaret w on Aug 2, 2018
Nice size for a limited area front yard. Blooms throughout season.
ARTHUR C on Aug 1, 2018
Beautiful tree, we’re replacing one that was decades old.
raymond a on Jul 22, 2018
Replacing some larger trees in my front. Lime lights do well in our area. Love all the gorgeous blooms.
Linda E on Jul 7, 2018
For it's long lasting summer blooms
Bruce H on Jun 18, 2018
I love hydrangea's
sukran a on May 5, 2018
White flowers, generous bloom size and season, cold hardy.
Vivian O on Apr 15, 2018
Already had 5 of these but needed 3 more to fill spaces left by trees that didn't survive a second transplant.
David B on Apr 4, 2018
Love the hydrangeas
Deborah B on Feb 15, 2018
My Gramma chose this for us!
Jacob B on Dec 21, 2017
I have a place next to my sidewalk that is in partial sun. This will fill that spot beautifully and survive our Ohio winters.
Donald G on Apr 23, 2017
Send me this survey again after I receive the tree.
Zelma J on Apr 9, 2017
Seems to be a rare specimen and very beautiful! The quality that Fast-Growing-Trees provides from start to finish can't be duplicated. How the plant(s) are packaged means a lot to me and the actual plant quality. Thanks this is my third purchase and I'm recommending this business to everyone!
John B on Mar 27, 2016
I recently purchased one which seemed to have been pruned leaving not a nice shape and had more pruned branches than blooms. It is in the ground looking scraggy, so I have decided to have another one and hope it arrives in better condition, as I love all the other things I have purchase.
margaret w on Aug 2, 2018
Beautiful tree, we’re replacing one that was decades old.
raymond a on Jul 22, 2018
I am very interested in the Limelight Hydrangea tree. It looks beautiful, I am in zone 6 --where I want to plant this tree is in the front off my home and it will get full afternoon west sun. Will the tree tolerate that much heat and sun? I purchased a Blooming white weeping cherry from FGT year before last, it is in the back of my home and doing beautiful, it actually bloomed the very first year, I planted in early spring, it is amazing how quickly it has growned--love it. I am looking for a shrub or tree to replace a shrub I lost in the front close to the house, does this draft hydrangea have shallow roots?
Memories A on Apr 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes they can be planted in full sun to partial shade. They do have a shallow root system.
how and when do you trim to keep smaller? Do you have to cut off the blooms to keep the tree smaller?
Carol W on May 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No. The tree will have blooms for 4 months. It is completely dormant-looking in winter. So, you would prune in the fall or spring when the tree is bare.
We are planning to buy some the limelight hydrangea trees. How do you ship themwith the flowers on? Would the flowers survive the transportation? Thanks
Changge F on Jul 21, 2018
How would this grow in a shady area?
vickie on Mar 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they will grow in shady areas.
My dwarf Limelight Tree was planted in August. Now that it is Fall-winter approaching (reside in Warren, MI should I protect this specimen from the harsh weather to come?
Judy S on Oct 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The roots have had time to get established. As an extra precaution, you could mulch around it
I planted this tree in June and love it. I live in Pittsburgh and wondering what I need to do for the winter. Do I cut off old flowers?
Janis on Oct 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would mulch around it, leaving a couple of inches around the trunk of the tree and dead heading the old blooms.
Can this tree be grown in zone 9B?
Eliecer C on Jul 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes! I live in Houston, TX and mine is blooming. I received mine in March. Hope this helps.
Whst kind of fertilizer should i use on my limelight?
Nathel B on Feb 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Fertilize your hydrangeas once or twice in the summer prior to August. Apply a good time release fertilizer 1-2 times a year. Fertilize in zones 6-8 in May and July. If you live in zones 5 or north, one good fertilizing in June will suffice. Discontinue fertilizing if the plant appears wilted or unhealthy. Restore the Hydrangea back to health before any additional applications.
Can I plant in full sun shade?
Limelight on Aug 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have two growing in full sun and they've been beautiful all summer. They were planted in late spring and I didn't expect a lot of blooms, but they way exceeded expectation. I did amend the soil when planting, mixing in compost and finishing with a fairly thick layer of mulch (3/4 inches).
Planted my tree last summer and it was beautiful through the summer and early fall. It is now June 30th and no flowers. The tree has grown and looks healthy. Any reason for no blooms? I am in northern Ohio on Lake Erie. Any ideas? Thanks
John K on Jun 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I ordered and planted mine in the Spring, around first of May of this year. It has approximately 20-25 blooms on it right now. Like yours did. I planted it pretty close to suggested guides. I also fed it some Holly-Tone by Espoma. They have some good stuff and it’s all organic. I have a limelight bush that is 3 years old and is loaded with buds, but no blooms yet. I’m thinking 2 things. If you fertilized it this year, it may be concentrating on leaf growth rather then flowers. Also, you live in a cooler zone then me. I live in central NC. I’m thinking your tree may bloom later because of that. Your post did say it bloomed last Summer. Hope this helps
Can I move my Limelight Hydrangea tree?
Janet M on Aug 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure as I do not have one. I know they need lots of water, if that helps. Good luck!
For tree hydrangeas would taping the tree trunk prevent
unwanted branches from growing?
[email protected] J on Aug 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Possibly, however not neccessary. This is the second summer I've had my tree and the only branches that grow are at the top.
What is the. Bloom time. In zone 7.?
Frenchy on Apr 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am in zone 6 --the bloom time here is the last of May or the first of June. This is a beautiful tree and booms up until September. I planted it in the ground and enjoy its beauty so very much. I mulch it in the winter. You will not regret spending the money for this plant--it is a real eye catcher
Why do the branches bend over when the blooms get heavy and wet? i noticed they stay bent and don't seem to come back do they straighten back up in time?
Mark D on Aug 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I've noticed the same on mine. But I have a younger tree. It will take time for the branches to thicken and be able to support the wet blooms.
Is this deer tolerant?
Donna Z on Jun 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have a lot of deer in my yard...they have never bothered it.
Can these be planted next to fence? How far they need to be away from the house? How long would it take to reach the 8 feet height? I want to add extra privacy to my 6 ft long fence.
Yasmine G on Jan 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would plant them at least 2-4ft from a structure. They can grow 18-24" per year.
The location in my yard where I would like to plant this tree gets about 2 hours of direct sunlight around noon. The rest of the day is shaded by house or tree. Will it do well or does it need more sun to develop lots of blooms?
Mark B on May 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It will do well, provided you purchase locally.
The trees they ship are tiny and barely sprouting and the root balls are non-existent. But elsewhere.
Do the leaves stay green all year, or do they fall off and the tree looks like a regular hydrangea in the wintertime…rough?
Rachael T on Feb 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is deciduous, so the leaves will fall off in the winter.
It's almost February here in New Jersey. Can the Limelight Hydrangea Tree be planted now in winter?
Tony P. on Jan 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Planting in fall/winter/early spring, while they are in their dormant stage helps them get their roots, established without having to give nutrients to the rest of the tree. Also, with extra care you can plant in the summer, by planting in the evening after the sun goes down, so it will not get leaf burn. Giving it extra water and putting a 3-4 inch of mulch (keeping a few inches away from the trunk) to help retain moisture during hot dry weather.
Do I need to fertilize this tree?
Linda C on Apr 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Fertilize your hydrangeas once or twice in the summer prior to August. Apply a good time release fertilizer 1-2 times a year. Fertilize in zones 6-8 in May and July. If you live in zones 5 or north, one good fertilizing in June will suffice. Discontinue fertilizing if the plant appears wilted or unhealthy. Restore the Hydrangea back to health before any additional applications.
Is this too big to keep planted in a pot?
Erin C on Apr 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes and no. Since this plant doesn't have a huge root system when mature I think it would be fine. I'm just cautious because it requires plenty of water and I've never seen one in a pot permanently. Doesn't mean that it's not possible.
Can it be planted in a container?
Trish A on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can be planted in a container.
If I ordered now...September 19....1. Could I plant it or 2.could i leave it in pot inside my house till the spring,then plant it?
JayJay on Sep 19, 2018

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