September 2020- Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’

The Plant of the Month for September 2020 is Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ of the family Hydrangaceae.

It is hardy in the Arboretum and provides a wonderful feature plant although it is very versatile and can be used in flower beds and containers.

This shrub is deciduous and bushy, reaching 1.5-2m in height and width in 5-10years. It will grow on most well-drained but moist soils, either in full sun or partial shade.

Its species name ‘paniculata’ decribes the flower inflorescences which are in panicles. This means each head has many flowers borne on many branches.