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Ruby Slippers Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea
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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

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'
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Hydrangea quercifolia NA 74836
  • Height: 3 - 4 feet
  • Spacing: 4 - 5 feet
  • Depth: Plant at the same level as in the pot.
  • Spread: 4 - 5 feet
  • Light Required: Full sun to partial shade to shade.
  • Color: Changes from white to pink to red.
  • Foliage: Large, dark green, leathery textured leaves with broad lobes. 3" - 8" long, 3" - 5" wide. The under surface is whitish to brownish tomentose.
  • Blooms: Early summer to midsummer.
  • Zone: 5 - 9 (-20 degrees F.).
  • Form: Deciduous woody shrub.
  • Flower Form: 9-inch long inflorescences held upright above foliage.
  • Soil Requirements: Well drained, moisture retentive soils, enriched with organic matter. Also does well in dry soils once established.
  • Growth Rate: Slow to medium once established, which takes approximately 6 - 8 weeks.
  • Pruning: These 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.
  • Comments: This 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.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Trees & Shrubs
1A-4B 9/23 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/23 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/23 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/23 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/23 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/23 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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