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Hydrangea-Smooth 'Lime Rickey®' - 3 Gal.


Hydrangea arborescens 'Lime Rickey®'

Because green never goes out of style!

Lime Rickey hydrangea is an outstanding native hydrangea with large, disc-like blooms. The flowers start out a fresh green and age to rich jade, all accented with pink pollen for a unique accent. The stems on this hydrangea are exceptionally strong, and unlike 'Annabelle,' hold up to even the strongest summer storms without bending or flopping. We've seen this plant withstand 2" of rainfall in one hour, completely unphased! It makes an excellent cut flower and dries well, too. And because it's a super hardy smooth hydrangea, you can rely on it to bloom every year no matter where you plant it, no matter how you prune it.

Plant Details

Zone: 3 - 9

Mature Size: 48-60in High x 48-60in Wide

Current Size: 12-24''

Growing Tips

Lime Rickey is an easy-care, practically foolproof 'Annabelle'-type hydrangea. We recommend pruning this type in early spring, just as the new growth begins to emerge on the stems. Cut the plant back by about one-third its total height, which serves to build a strong, supportive base while also encouraging new growth for abundant flowers.

Fertilize, if desired, in early spring, once the ground has thawed. Use a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose fertilizer.

Availability and quality confirmed as of Monday, November 18 2019

Wondering what the #1, #2, #15 mean? The nursery industry uses these numbers to identify pot size. Wondering what size to buy? Check out this handy container comparison picture below. 

Plant Size Guide

Below is the most current USDA hardiness zone map. All of our products can be found by your particular winter hardiness zone shown below.


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