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Cityline® Mars 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
3' 3'
Height
12" - 3'
Spread
12" - 3'
  • Details

    Features

    A small plant with showy magenta and white summer flowers. Long lasting flowers. Mildew resistant. Soil pH affects bloom color.

    Salt Tolerant
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    12 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Colors: 
    Pink
    Flower Shade: 
    Pink. Blue in more acidic soils with aluminum availability.
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green, glossy.
    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: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Compact variety does very well in both containers and landscapes. May be used in mixed borders and perennial gardens. If grown in a container it should be planted in the ground in fall.

    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.

    Amazing variegated flowers on a no-prune plant!

    Distinctive variegated mophead flowers range from deep indigo-blue to magenta-pink. The long-lasting blooms age to an attractive green as they age. Like other Cityline hydrangeas, Mars is a dwarf plant that does not need pruning to stay nice and compact. Use it as a foundation plant, or as a show-stopping specimen in a container garden. The glossy green foliage is very mildew-resistant.

    Cityline® Mars Hydrangea macrophylla 'Ramars' N/A
  • 5 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I have four of these beautiful hydrangeas in my backyard. They need part sun and plenty of water to look their best in zone 8. The size projections on the plant profile are too small. My four are all between three and four feet tall and wide. They have been planted in their current location for about three years after two years in a subprime location in my front yard.

      Alene
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 16 weeks ago
    • Gorgoues blumes. Planted 3 plants on the east side of my house. Planted in new well drained soil. Now in the spring they are starting to get leaves. I am really excited to see their blooms this year.

      nichole boese
      , Washington
      , United States
      , 31 weeks ago
    • Planted one three years ago and I have never gotten any flowers! I have 5 other varieties that have all done well in my yard but this was a dud.

      Lauren
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Planted one three years ago and I have never gotten any flowers! I have 5 other varieties that have all done well in my yard but this was a dud.

      Lauren
      , Massachusetts
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Erin
      , 10 years ago
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