Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea
Gorgeous, dark green oak-like leaves that change to a beautiful crimson color in the fall
- Big, beautiful white to ruby red flowers
- Gorgeous, dark green oak-like leaves that change to a beautiful crimson color in the fall
- Fast growing, compact shrub
The Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea will bring beautiful multi-season interest to your yard. In the summer, its beautiful white to ruby-red colored flowers will bloom and once fall comes around it beautiful, green, oak-like leaves will change into a beautiful crimson color. The Ruby Slippers Hydrangea is also a compact shrub so it will work for any sized landscape but is also a quick grower. On top of its beauty, this hydrangea is also low maintenance. There are many reasons to add the Ruby Slippers Hydrangea to your landscape today!
Where Should I Plant A Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea?
This shrub is adaptable to a variety of soil types and thrives in a spot that gets full sun to part shade conditions in grow zones 5-9. This shrub looks great planted in a mixed garden or containers.
What Are Good Companion Plants For This Hydrangea?
Ferns, hostas, and pansies all pair well in mixed garden beds with this hydrangea.
How Long Is The Bloom Time For This Shrub?
Expect beautiful white blooms on this hydrangea in summer that will turn a pale pink color and develop redish to maroon colored leaves in the fall.
Plant the Ruby Slippers Hydrangea in zones 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9. It can be grown in full sun or partial shade and adapts to different soil conditions. The best time of year to plant hydrangeas is spring or fall. However, warmer climates can plant in winter when these plants are dormant.
Hydrangeas love water especially in hotter climates. Water newly planted oakleaf hydrangeas daily for at least one week. For the first 2 to 3 months while your plant is establishing its roots, water it deeply at least 2 or 3 times per week. These hydrangea plants will develop some drought tolerance, but are likely to need a deep watering at least once per week in summer especially when grown in full sun, more often in warmer climates.
Apply our slow-release fertilizer yearly in spring.
Ruby Slippers Oakleaf hydrangeas do not require pruning, but, if you like, you can trim them for shape and size control. The best time to prune these red hydrangeas is soon after they are done flowering. Oakleaf hydrangeas bloom on old wood.
This dwarf oakleaf hydrangea is versatile in the landscape because of its petite size. It only grows to a mere 3 to 4 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide, making is ideal for many landscaping uses.
Use Ruby Slippers in foundation plantings for a long season of colorful blooms. This deciduous shrub makes a nice hedge and also has plenty of flare to pull off being a specimen planting in a mixed bed, woodland garden, or cutting garden. Planted in groups or alone, this oakleaf hydrangea can grow and look good just about anywhere in your landscape. It is perfect for small spaces.
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|Mature Height||3-4 Feet|
|Mature Width||4-5 Feet|
|Bloom Color||Red, White|