Should I purchase a Limelight hydrangea: tree form

livelsbergerAugust 19, 2009

Hi...went into my Lowes tonight and saw tree form of 'Limelight.' I was thinking of purchasing one and keeping it watered till a better time to plant like in the fall. Can anyone tell me if they think this is a good idea? Also how does this cultivar compare to other hydrangea tree forms? It was stunning in @ Lowes and was only $36.98, about 5' tall and they had like a dozen or so left. Is this variety hardy, am I making a good choice? I have always wanted a tree form hydrangea...please post pics if you have any of it (in tree form)...Thanks!

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ostrich(3a AB)

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

You may want to search the recent threads for a related discussion on hydrangea trees.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2009 at 9:43PM
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ditas

I'd get it in a heartbeat!!! Â;) Will march to our Lowes to check out ... will worry about where to put her later!!! seriously!

Check out Ostritch's 6' tall bush ... just look at the way she held herself in 3 yrs (I think)!!! Absolutely stunning as you saw in person! Â;) Please don't even think, that I'm enabling!!! LOL

    Bookmark   August 19, 2009 at 9:45PM
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livelsberger

Thanks guys...I went out tonight after work and purchased 2 Limelight trees...1 for me and 1 for my sister. I will post pics tomorrow...they are gorgeous and I don't think I will be disappointed. I asked the lady @ Lowes when they got these trees in and she said sometime last week. In my area (PA) she said they weren't selling any because of the heat, So I encourage everyone to RUN not walk to their nearest Lowes and purchase 1!!! I am giddy with happiness over these beauties!!!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2009 at 10:51PM
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ditas

DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS!!! ... pls take one to your sis, along with her tree!!! Â;)

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 6:29PM
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mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)

I don't know....

While my Limelight tree is indeed lovely and floriferous, nothing at all wrong with it, a local nursery had Pink Diamond tree form, and I preferred that. Of course, this is personal preferance, but if I were to purchase another one, I'd go with the Pink Diamond, I liked the flowers more than the Limelight flowers, and the foliage seemed a richer color and lusher to my eye.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 8:46PM
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ostrich(3a AB)

OK, livelsberger and mxk3, I need to see your hydrangea trees!!! :-) Please post pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mxk3, I see what you are saying here. The Pink Diamond H has deeper green color foliage. The blooms are also less dense and more delicate. The Limelight blooms are large and dense, and while they look great from a distance, the details are less interesting up close.

I wonder if anyone has a photo of a PD tree?

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 8:57PM
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macgyver2009

I live about 25 miles between 2 different Lowes. The Lowes to my north had limelight trees and the Lowes to my south had pink diamond trees. I have to admit that I was torn between the two for the exact reasons noted above. If I could find space for both, I would consider it as they are very reasonably priced. My local nursery also has two PD shrubs. Their young blooms reminded me more of my quick fire which I loved this year. My only concern with the PD trees at Lowes is that they seemed to be fly and wasp magnets, but still gorgeous. I'm planning to pick up the limelight tree today, but may have to take one last look at the PD as well. Too bad neither had Pinky Winky trees. That is my personal favorite in the garden right now.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 9:26AM
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ostrich(3a AB)

You guys are so lucky - I went to my local Lowe's last night and they did not have any hydrangea tree at all. For those of you whose local Lowe's carry them, run, don't walk!!!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 11:24AM
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livelsberger

Here are the pix of my limelights that I purchased at lowe's

Here is a link that might be useful: limelight trees

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 11:39AM
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madeyna(7/8)

I,m so jealous those are beatiful. I went to our Lowes and they got a shipment of forever and ever pink hydrangeas in but no hydrangea trees of any kind . Its late in the season so the checker didn,t think they would be receaving any more.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 12:13PM
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mxk3(Zone 6 SE MI)

Here's a photo of mine I took earlier in the week. The foliage is on the skimpy side, probably because I just re-located it to this pot - dug it up from the front of the house in June and potted (the pot is hidden in this photo).

I wish I could 'hide' the neighbor's house, but the patio is sunken, and if I plant tall bushes to block the ugly view, it will block the air flow...sigh....

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 1:24PM
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madeyna(7/8)

That will be a very pretty spot for your tree. It will focus attention on it instead of the house behind it. Does anyone know how big they get?

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 1:37PM
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livelsberger

Here is a closer look @ the blooms on my Limelight tree...

Here is a link that might be useful: Limelight Blooms

    Bookmark   August 22, 2009 at 5:33PM
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