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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'

More About Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'

  • Cone-shaped mass of loosely packed, white florets ripen to a bright pink
  • Flower heads turn brown and persist through the winter
  • Dull green oakleaf-shaped leaves turn purple in fall
  • Twig and branch bark exfoliates, providing winter interest
  • Bloom Time: June to July

Interesting Notes:

Hydrangea arborescens: Blooms on new wood, prune in late winter or early spring.

Hydrangea macrophylla: Blooms on old wood, do not prune. Remove only spent flowers and dead, damaged or unsightly wood.

Hydrangea paniculata: Blooms on new wood, prune in late winter or early spring.

Hydrangea quercifolia: Blooms on old wood, do not prune. Remove only spent flowers and dead, damaged or unsightly wood.

Hydrangea serrataBlooms on old wood, do not prune.

 

 

Zone:

5

Height:

80-100 cm

Spread:

125-150 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Oakleaf Hydrangea Growing and Maintenance Tips

All hydrangea naturally undergo some colour change to their flowers as they age. Adjusting the pH balance of the soil can change the flower colour from pink to blue in some cultivars. Most cultivars thrive in full sun to partial shade as long as they have adequate moisture and a rich, well-drained soil. 


Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Upright
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Foundation planting

 Suitable Substitutions for Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Munchkin'

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Munchkin'

Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea