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Ruby Slippers Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea

Compact Shrub With Changing Color
  • Months of color interest
  • 9-in. flower panicles open white in the summer
  • Flowers turn pink then mature to deep rose
  • Green foliage turns deep red in fall
  • Grows up to 4 ft. tall
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Ruby Slippers Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea


Add interest to your landscape with this hardy shrub. Growing just 3 1/2- to 4-ft. tall, its large, 9-in. upright flower panicles open white in early to midsummer before turning pale pink and maturing to deep rose. Its large, dark green leaves turn mahogany-red in fall. An introduction by the U.S. Arboretum. Plant in partial shade to full sun as an informal hedge or accent plant. Zones 5-8. Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'
Product Details
  • FormDeciduous woody shrub.
  • LightFull sun to partial shade to shade.
  • Height3 - 4 feet
  • Spread4 - 5 feet
  • Spacing4 - 5 feet
  • Zones5 - 9 (-20 degrees F.).
  • FoliageLarge, dark green, leathery textured leaves with broad lobes. 3" - 8" long, 3" - 5" wide. The under surface is whitish to brownish tomentose.
  • Flower Form9-inch long inflorescences held upright above foliage.
  • ColorChanges from white to pink to red.
  • BloomsEarly summer to midsummer.
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained, moisture retentive soils, enriched with organic matter. Also does well in dry soils once established.
  • Growth RateSlow to medium once established, which takes approximately 6 - 8 weeks.
  • PruningThese generally bloom on old wood and require little pruning. Prune spent blooms immediately after flowering (mid-Summer), or remove only dead, damaged or unsightly wood anytime.
  • CommentsThis Hydrangea is selected for its unique flower color. The 9'' long inflorescences start white and slowly change color to pink to eventually turn red. It grows compact and bushy while the flowers stay upright above the oakleaf foliage. The large decorative leaves withstand sun, strong wind and heavy rain unblemished. The stems are very strong and hold these panicles upright creating a spectacular sight. The foliage turns a fiery scarlet and burgundy in the Fall while the cinnamon exfoliating bark give Winter interest. Spectacular anywhere it's planted. Spring Hill is amongst the first to introduce this variety. A very high bud count. Does well in dry soils.
  • Botanical NameHydrangea quercifolia NA 74836
  • DepthPlant at the same level as in the pot.

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