It masquerades as a small tree, and is seen as simply a nice addition to the landscape, until it explodes with bloom in mid-July. Then it takes over as the focal point of the yard, putting most other blooms to shame, and welcoming visitors to my front door.
Although it is trained to be a dwarf, the Limelight Hydrangea can grow to up to eight feet if it isn’t pruned to maintain the smaller heights.
It is usually healthy and resistant to disease and pests. It also tolerates drought well and requires little in the way of care.
This tree gives stunning blooms every year, with little maintenance or pruning. Unlike other hydrangeas, the soil pH is not a factor with the Limelight's performance.
I receive months of enjoyment as it flowers and then I can even dry and preserve some of my favorite blooms to keep them on hand after season's end.
The mundane becomes inspiration.