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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
Your order will ship in spring 2018 according to your plant zone.

After your order has shipped you will receive an email with your FedEx tracking number.
$19.99
Size: Quart
$36.99
Size: One Gallon
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
  • 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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