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Cityline® Paris Bigleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 12 - 24 Inches
Proven Winners® Shrubs
Cityline® Paris Bigleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla
Part Sun to Sun 12 - 24

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
  • 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!

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

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

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

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Jill
    Champaign
    Illinois
    United States
    7 weeks ago
  • 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.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Brenda Jones
    Lenoir City
    Tennessee
    United States
    33 weeks ago
  • This is not hardy in Carmel IN. I bought it locally. Buds freeze every year. Moved it in my yard to see if that helps, it didn't. Very disappointing

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Mary
    Carmel
    Indiana
    United States
    1 year ago
  • This is not hardy in Carmel IN. I bought it locally. Buds freeze every year. Moved it in my yard to see if that helps, it didn't. Very disappointing

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Mary Gerbracht
    Carmel
    Indiana
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    lcc
    1 year ago
  • I bought this last year at the end of July (in 2015). It looked beautiful and although I took care of it (covered it during the winter to protect it from snow and winds) it did not survive in 6A. The buds were green in spring on it, but no leaves emerged. Then in May some leaves came out but wilted again. Now the canes are all dried up and broken. I have other hydrangeas and they are all doing well but this one simply couldn't survive our winter and cold spring. What a waste of time and money.

    After reading about it online, others say that they actually keep it in a pot and bring it indoors/garage otherwise it won't survive.

    Big disappointment, flowers are so beautiful. It should say on the label that it blooms on old wood.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Mihaela
    Milton
    Canada
    2 years ago
  • My Cityline Paris shrub is now 4 years old. Gets morning sun & afternoon shade. First year it had fabulous blooms; years 2 & 3 not any. However, this year (May 2016) there are buds all over it! For this past winter I put a wind shelter around it of just simple wooden stakes and weed barrier cloth stapled to the stakes. Then I filled the resultant space with semi mulched leaves. Don't know if this did the trick, but I'm going to do it each winter from now on.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Sharyn Cowley
    Loudon
    Tennessee
    United States
    3 years ago
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