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Cityline® Paris Bigleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla

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"
  • Details

    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
  • 37 Reviews

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    • I’m in zone 10b and have own this plant for 3 years. Year 1, it had many blooms and full of leaves. Year 2, it had 2-3 blooms all season, but few leaves and looked sickly compared to the previous year. Year 3, I moved it to another location where it received more shade and dappled sunlight. It is thriving with lots of blooms and lush leaves.

      Grace
      , California
      , United States
      , 9 weeks ago
    • We are in zone 5b and this plant never bloomed in 3 years even with winter protection. Last fall I dug it up, put it in a pot and wintered it in the garage. It must have been too warm, in garage as started leafing out end of Feb. Moved to sheltered balcony & then replanted in garden after frost free date. It was already flowering at this point. Will replant in pot again in fall, but will overwinter in a sheltered east facing spot outdoors. . I guess all the extra work is worth being able to enjoy the blooms in the summer. Not a practical plant for zone 5.

      L. Smith
      , Ontario
      , Canada
      , 15 weeks ago
    • Best performer of all the hydrangeas that I’ve tried in my 6A zone. It gets a strong block of sun in the early afternoon.

      Nicole
      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 15 weeks ago
    • This should not be advertised as a Zone 5 plant. Every year it suffers from winter kill, and therefore doesn’t bloom. It doesn’t even bloom after heavy mulching, burlap wrapping, and a mild winter. These are expensive plants, and it’s really going to hurt when I rip them out this spring.

      Laura Doxsee
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 25 weeks ago
    • Purchased two plants in the spring of 2019, one was very slow to take root and show any signs of new growth. The second appeared to take right off, however, only produces one lackluster bloom. Hoping to see more from them both this year.

      Dana
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 47 weeks ago
    • 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
      , 1 year ago
    • Patricia
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • 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
      , 1 year ago
    • 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
      , 1 year ago
    • 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
      , 1 year ago
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