#2 Hydrangea (Oakleaf) Ruby Slippers

#2 Hydrangea (Oakleaf) Ruby Slippers

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Latin Name: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'

Height: 3 - 4 feet

Spread: 4 - 5 feet

Sunlight: Part Sun; Part Shade

Bloom Time: June to September

Hardiness Zone: 5-8


A choice compact garden or massing shrub featuring showy spikes of flowers which emerge white and quickly turn deep pink. Its interesting deep, dark green foliage resembles that of oak trees, turning mahogany red in fall. The papery bark exfoliates when mature, providing winter interest. Somewhat coarse in appearance, Ruby Slippers is best used in groupings. The blooms can be cut for floral arrangements. In terms of care, pruning is not needed. If you choose to prune to control the size, do so over several years in stages, as the pruning will cut off the flower beds for the following season. This hydrangea is a nativar to southeastern United States.

Attracts: Butterflies; Birds

Other Names: Oak Leaf Hydrangea