Hydrangea arborescens Lime Rickey (Smooth Hydrangea)
Alphabetical Plant Listing

Hydrangea arborescens Lime Rickey (Smooth Hydrangea)

Lime Rickey Smooth Hydrangea, Lime Rickey Wild Hydrangea, Smooth Hydrangea Lime Rickey, Wild Hydrangea Lime Rickey, Hydrangea arborescens 'SMNHALR', Hydrangea arborescens Lime Ricky


Hydrangea arborescens Lime Rickey (Smooth Hydrangea) is a compact, bushy, deciduous shrub boasting large, domed flowerheads packed with jade green florets in early summer. Opening from lime green buds, the blossoms fade to white in late summer. They are borne on strong, sturdy stems that do not flop over and contrast nicely with the foliage of ovate, toothed leaves. Incredibly hardy and reliable, this US native hydrangea provides months of pretty color. Its compact size makes it perfect for mixed borders, small gardens and patio containers. The flowers make great cut flowers, fresh or dried.

  • Grows up to 4-5 feet tall and wide (120-150 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or dappled shade (the hotter the climate, the more shade is needed). Best grown in average, evenly moist, but well-drained soils. Full sun is tolerated if constant moisture is provided.
  • Perfect for shrub or mixed borders, wonderful planted as a flowering hedge, excellent backdrop for your favorite perennials.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, capsid bug, hydrangea scale, leaf spot.
  • Requires little to no pruning. Since Smooth Hydrangea blooms on new wood, pruning has to happen late winter or early spring to encourage vigorous growth. The harder you prune (even to the ground), the larger the flowerheads will be.
  • May cause mild stomach upset if ingested, contact with foliage may aggravate skin allergies. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings.
  • Hydrangea arborescens species is native to the eastern United States.

Not sure which Hydrangeas to pick?
Compare All Hydrangeas

Buy Hydrangea arborescens Lime Rickey (Smooth Hydrangea)

Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hydrangeas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" – 72" (150cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

Buy Plants

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hydrangeas

Guides with Hydrangeas


Spring Meadow Nursery, Inc.

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hydrangeas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" – 72" (150cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Hydrangeas

Guides with Hydrangeas

Plant Calculator

How many Hydrangea arborescens Lime Rickey (Smooth Hydrangea) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Hydrangea arborescens Lime Rickey (Smooth Hydrangea)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.

Rename Collection

This field is required.