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Cityline® Paris Bigleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 12 - 36 Inches
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ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Cityline® Paris Bigleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla
Part Sun to Sun 12 - 36

Features

Intense pink-red summer flowers are long lasting and change to green as they age. Mildew resistant. Dwarf. Soil pH will affect flower color.

Salt Tolerant
Small or Minature

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
12 - 36 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
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 and for pink flowers the soil must be more alkaline. Apply aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage blue flowers.

Small plant, big flowers.

This petite shrub has intense fuschia-red flowers that are long-lasting; they will fade to an attractive green with age. Like other Cityline hydrangeas, Paris is a dwarf plant that does not need pruning. It also has excellent mildew resistance so the dark green, glossy foliage always looks fresh and clean.

Cityline® Paris Hydrangea macrophylla 'Paris Rapa' USPP 10,906
  • 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
    22 weeks 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
    29 weeks ago
  • I bought this at a reliable garden shop in Tacoma this Spring. I planted it in a large pot using good soil. I am thrilled with the beautiful growth and plentiful blooms. It had exceeded my expectations. I am proud to have it in my patio garden. Visitors are delighted by its beauty. If I had more room, I would buy another one. Thanks for a beautiful product.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Marj
    University Place
    Washington
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I bought this at a reliable garden shop in Tacoma this Spring. I planted it in a large pot using good soil. I am thrilled with the beautiful growth and plentiful blooms. It had exceeded my expectations. I am proud to have it in my patio garden. Visitors are delighted by its beauty. If I had more room, I would buy another one. Thanks for a beautiful product.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Marj
    University Place
    Washington
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I planted this and it has gorgeous blooms, my favorite by far.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    karyn
    New Hampshire
    United States
    1 year ago
  • The first two years after planting this hydrangea were disappointing, just one bloom each year, but we'd also had extremely harsh winters and other H's in my yard were equally as disappointing. Now into year 3, this little guy is blooming beautifully!!! I'm extremely pleased and will be replacing my lackluster H's with more of these little beauties. The compact size lets them fit easily into any garden. Give them time, they're worth the wait.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Paula
    Maryland
    United States
    1 year ago
  • The first two years after planting this hydrangea were disappointing, just one bloom each year, but we'd also had extremely harsh winters and other H's in my yard were equally as disappointing. Now into year 3, this little guy is blooming beautifully!!! I'm extremely pleased and will be replacing my lackluster H's with more of these little beauties. The compact size lets them fit easily into any garden. Give them time, they're worth the wait.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Paula
    Maryland
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Julia
    1 year ago
  • I planted 5 of these in a half circle on the side of my walk way leading to my front porch and they are stunning! They brought life back to my front yard!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Linda Faust
    Waukesha
    Wisconsin
    United States
    2 years ago
  • These plants are sold hardy in zone five but the old wood canes die off in winter and because they flower on old wood I haven't seen a bloom in five years.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Neil
    Downers Grove
    Illinois
    United States
    2 years ago
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