- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
Hydrangeas are lovely flowering perennials that add vibrant color and texture to a landscape. All hydrangeas are stunning, but the Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea takes things to the next level. Also known as Hydrangea quercifolia, the Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea features flowers that grow in cone-shaped clusters and bloom in the summer. The flowers are pure white, and the blooms turn deep, saturated pink as the season progresses. As the flowers change color, the cone clusters will have an ombre look, with pink flowers near the base and white flowers at the top.
The Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea is a deciduous perennial with deeply lobed foliage resembling oak leaves. The foliage turns a deep burgundy hue in the fall before falling away. Feature this lovely blooming shrub in beds or mass plantings, or create a stunning flowering hedge. Trim the flowers to display in arrangements. The Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea has a branched, upright growth habit. Established plants are not demanding, but water during a dry spell helps the plant thrive and ensures the lovely flowers continue to bloom.
Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea Care
Plant the Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea in full sun to partial shade. The ideal spot will receive about five hours of direct sunlight per day. Plant this shrub in rich, well-drained soil. New plants need regular watering when the first few inches of the soil are dry. Established Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea plants are drought tolerant and only need water during an extended dry spell. Feed the plant in the spring to support new growth and abundant blooms.
The Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea blooms on old wood, so prune the plant to maintain its shape in the fall after the flowers fade. Dead growth can be removed in the spring to create a tidy appearance. This plant does not need much winter care but it can be covered during heavy snowfall to protect the branches from breakage.
Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea Spacing
Mature plants have an upright growth habit and reach 3 to 4 feet tall and wide. Space Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea shrubs 3 to 4 feet apart to create a dense, continuous planting.
Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Habit: Spreading, Upright|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White|
|Bloom Period: July|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Deep Green To Burgundy|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Resists: Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Uses: Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea|
|Scientific Name: HYDRANGEA QUE. `RUBY SLIPPERS`|
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