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Cityline® Rio Bigleaf hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 36 Inches
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Occasionally we trim plants to ensure better branching and flowering in your landscape.

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$19.99
Size: Quart
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Cityline® Rio Bigleaf hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla
Part Sun to Sun 24 - 36

Features

Small to medium sized early blooming hydrangea with large, long lasting flowers. Mildew resistant. Compact.

Salt Tolerant
Small or Miniature

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
24 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
36 - 48 Inches
Spread: 
24 - 36 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
depends on soil
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
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: 
Container
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Dried Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

A dramatic centerpiece for mixed container designs. Also great for mixed borders and perennial gardens.

Maintenance Notes: 

Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage blue flower color.

Early blooming, compact plant.

A small to medium, early blooming selection with large flowers that range from strong blue to purple depending on the soil; add aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage blue flower color. The blooms are large and long lasting. This plant has excellent mildew resistance, and makes a great container plant. Like the other Cityline hydrangeas, Rio is compact so it does not need pruning. It's perfect for foundation plantings and milder-climate container gardens.

Cityline® Rio Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ragra' N/A
  • I ordered six of these from Home Depot...received very small plants, five of which did not survive the winter. They were planted in May and cared for according to recommendations, but only one has come up (they didn't even get woody last year)...and the winter here in Maryland was very mild. Beautiful pictures, but for me, not a reality.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Melissa
    Eldersburg
    Maryland
    United States
    2 weeks ago
  • I have yet to see blooms on this plant after 3 years. Same with the Berlin planted next to it.
    Venice, in a different location, is gorgeous with blooms every year. All are of the compact Cityline type.

    Marginally Adequate Performed below expectations but may be willing to try again.
    Cheryl
    Coopersburg
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    4 weeks ago
  • Looked great at first planted by the front door...then overnight all plants were completely devoured by deer. Won't grow back. Wish I had been warned. Can my $70+ be refunded?

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    R Fong
    Placer County
    California
    United States
    1 year ago
  • i have never seen one flower since I got it two years ago. yes, it has been cared according to instructions.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    olga
    Massachusetts
    United States
    2 years ago
  • I purchased the Rio Hydrangea 3 years ago as suggested by my local retailer..........I have yet to see them bloom. $70.00 later I am very disappointed.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Carolyn Waterstradt
    Danville
    Illinois
    United States
    4 years ago
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