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Cityline® Vienna 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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Size: Quart
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Cityline® Vienna Bigleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla
Part Sun to Sun 12 - 36


Dark pink or blue flowers in summer. Prune to shape after flowering (rarely needed.) Protect overwinter in north. Compact. Disease resistant. Soil pH will affect bloom color.

Salt Tolerant
Small or Minature


Shrub Type: 
Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
12 - 36 Inches
24 - 48 Inches
12 - 36 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Flower Colors: 
Flower Shade: 
depends on soil
Foliage Colors: 
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Container Role: 

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
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: 
Cut Flower
Dried Flower
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. Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage blue flower color.

Vibrant flowers on a very compact plant.

The smallest of the Cityline series, Vienna is a lovely little plant with dark blue (or pink) flowers. The blooms emerge with an attractive cream-colored throat and remain large and showy even as they age. Flower color will vary depending on soil pH and aluminum availability. Since it is a compact plant, it does not need pruning. Cityline Vienna is a great choice for container gardens and foundation plantings.

Cityline® Vienna Hydrangea macrophylla 'Vienna Rawi' USPP 10,930
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    5 years ago
  • Same beautiful flowers, but the plant is small and compact and doesn't overpower the space it's in. Plant them all around in your beds as accents.

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Louise Butler
    South Carolina
    United States
    5 years ago
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