Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'

Pronunciation: hye-DRAYN-jee-uh kwerk-i-FOL-i-a
SKU #04816
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A profusion of exceptionally large white blooms in summer that quickly age to deep pink. Robust blooms remain upright even after heavy rains. Dark green, deeply lobed oak-like foliage turns brilliant mahogany in fall. The compact form works in smaller landscapes and is useful for mass planting, hedges or borders. Deciduous.
Light Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Problems/Solutions Dry Shade
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Hosta (Hosta); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Holly (Ilex); Magnolia (Magnolia)
CARE
Care Prefers organically rich, well-drained soils, with shelter from harsh afternoon sun. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize regularly during growing season. Blooms on old wood; prune to shape in summer after flowering. Remove weak, damaged stems in early spring.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.