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Cityline® Paris Bigleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla

(32 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
24" 36"
Height
12 - 24"
Spread
12 - 36"

This plant is hardy in zones 5 - 9

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
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    Features

    The reddest hydrangea out there!

    Ooh la la! The tight, compact habit of Cityline Paris hydrangea makes it a well-behaved garden or landscape plant, while its vivid deep red flowers make a bold and stylish statement. One of the smallest hydrangeas on the market, it does not need pruning (in fact, don't prune it at all!) and its deep green mildew-resistant foliage looks handsome all season. Cityline Paris keeps its red color in most any soil, developing only purplish centers in acidic soils.

    Top reasons to grow Cityline Paris hydrangea:

    - the reddest flower color of any big-leaf hydrangea

    - the smallest and most compact of any hydrangea

    - very disease resistant and low maintenance. 

    Salt Tolerant
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Colors: 
    Red
    Flower Shade: 
    Fuschia-red-pink
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Moderate
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Great landscape plant adds a dash of bright color. Good in groupings or masses, in a perennial or shrub borders, as a specimen, screen or hedge. Use in mixed containers, containers, and as a cut flower.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Best in well-drained soil that has been amended with peat moss, leaf mold or compost. Flourishes by the ocean. Pruning is usually not needed, but may be pruned immediately after flowering. Prefers moist soils. May need winter protection in northern areas. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs. Follow the label for the recommended rate of application. Flower color is affected by pH. For blue flowers, the soil must be more acidic. Apply aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage blue flowers.

    Cityline® Paris Hydrangea macrophylla 'Paris Rapa' USPP 10,906
  • 32 Reviews

    • Bloomed the first year and not since. Have not pruned it. Very well taken care of. We are rated zone 5a. Ontario Canada. I keep it because the lime green leaves are big and beautiful even without blooms

      Andi
      Ontario
      Canada
      36 min ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Patricia
      Ohio
      United States
      1 week ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • I have had this plant for several plant years without a single bloom. I even took moved with us 3 years ago with the hopes it would perform better. No, still nothing in zone 5.

      Lynn Bult
      Indiana
      United States
      2 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I have had this plant for several plant years without a single bloom. I even took moved with us 3 years ago with the hopes it would perform better. No, still nothing in zone 5.

      Lynn Bult
      Indiana
      United States
      2 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • I bought five of these several years ago and they bloomed beautifully the first year. They have not bloomed since. Lots of greenery .I have not pruned them so that is not an issue. Very disappointed. I may try to move them elsewhere in my garden. They do get afternoon sun. That said, I still choose Proven Winner plants.

      rebecca hampton
      Virginia
      United States
      3 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Proven Winners Cityline Paris is fabulous! I planted several last summer. Only one did not survive our minus 24 degree winter, and this was with minimal mulch (ran out of time)! This spring they are filling in nicely and flower buds are starting to form. In April I planted 5 new ones and they are taking off like rockets! Only 5 weeks have passed and all of the plants are bursting with the most beautiful lipstick red blossoms! They were blooming when I bought them but I decided to pinch off most of the blooms to give the plants time to become well established. I planted these looking to the future so didn't mind seeing less, or no, blooms now. But WOW, they all are producing many large stunning flower heads! I also have a five-year-old Proven Winners Limelight that grew to be over 5 feet tall and wide and was covered in many blooms every year beginning in late July. Sadly, plumbers dug it up in November in order to bury a new sewer line. I never got it planted as we had an early hard frost and much snow. I expected it to die because it was sitting bare-root, on top of the ground, with just a shovel or two of leaves over its roots for 4 months during an almost record-cold winter! I replanted it in April, cut it down to 3 ft to stimulate root growth, then crossed my fingers. Well, it's doing just fine and filling in nicely! I know Limelight to be a very late bloomer so I don't expect to see flowers until later this summer. What a tough plant! Proven Winners are super hearty, very healthy and extremely beautiful plants. With these hydrangeas in the right location, with the right soil, the right amount of sun and moisture, I look forward to enjoying my Proven Winners for many years to come! I love hydrangeas because they really perform well in the garden in late summer/fall when many other garden plants are looking worn out. I love my Cityline Paris and Limelight hydrangeas so much, I went out last week and bought some more!

      Edie Kay
      Illinois
      United States
      9 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Doesn’t bloom much at all and when it does the blooms are covered by the rest of the plant. Very disappointed in performance.

      Jill
      Illinois
      United States
      15 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Doesn’t bloom much at all and when it does the blooms are covered by the rest of the plant. Very disappointed in performance.

      Jill
      Illinois
      United States
      15 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Doesn’t bloom much at all and when it does the blooms are covered by the rest of the plant. Very disappointed in performance.

      Jill
      Illinois
      United States
      15 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    • Purchased 5 of these PW's, when transplanting it was obvious they had recently been repotted to larger containers. The roots and rootball were tiny in the gallon containers, with loose soil around to make them "fit" the larger sized containers. Despite loving care and pampering, they all died except 1 which is still in the original "gallon" container in which it was purchased. Even so, all blooms and leaves died and fell off, it did sprout a few tiny new leaves and has been attempting to hang on.

      Brenda Jones
      Tennessee
      United States
      41 weeks ago
      Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
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