Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'

SKU
04816
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.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationhye-DRAYN-jee-uh kwerk-i-FOL-i-a
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 3 1/2 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Dry Shade, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Fast Growing
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9

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