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Ruby Slippers® Oakleaf Hydrangea 1 pc.

$34.99
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SKU
R61775
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Ruby Slippers® is a beloved oakleaf hydrangea that is prized for both its large 9" flower cones emerging white and gradually turning to deep ruby red and its lovely ornate, deeply lobed foliage that resembles the foliage of oak trees. Best looking foliage of any hydrangea! Ruby Slippers® is extremely versatile as it is more compact than others. It grows 3.5' tall and 4' wide and in autumn its foliage will begin to take on maroon and mahogany coloration for a brilliant display, allowing the garden show to continue much longer than other hydrangea. 

Botanical Name:Hydrangea quercifolia
Common Name:Oakleaf Hydrangea
Hardiness Zone:5-9: Cold Tolerance: -20F
Sun Shade:Full Sun to Part Shade
SKU:R61775 / Perennial
Bloom Time:Summer to Fall- 2nd Season
Cultivar:Ruby Slippers® (white turning to deep ruby red)
HT/WD:3-5 ft / 4 ft, space 4 feet apart
Special:Brilliant color-changing foliage resembling an oak leaf; more compact and highly versatile; large panicles of color-changing blooms over a long period; does well in full sun and dryer locations- drought tolerant once established; attracts butterflies and
Uses:Plant a row or mass of them for a quick woodland garden effect, specimen or focal point, as a hedge, corner softener, back of the perennial garden or border
Growing Guides:Oakleaf Ruby Slippers Hydrangea
Ships:1 Gallon Pot
Shipping Schedule:Zone Map

Ruby Slippers® is an incredibly easy and reliably blooming hydrangea with no soil amending needed to attain the color-changing flowers throughout summertime. This hydrangea is more compact than others and it's beautiful as a hedge, specimen plant, corner softener, or the back of the border plant. You can even plant a row or mass of them for a quick woodland garden effect. It's great for smaller gardens too! This hydrangea is also exceptionally versatile, performing well in full sun all the way to part shade. 

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This oakleaf variety produces blooms on old wood, so it is best to prune this type shortly after blooming and before August to be safe. If these stems creating the buds for next season are pruned and removed in early fall, then there is a high likelihood that you will have significantly fewer flowers if any the next summer. Please remember that pruning is completely different than simply removing spent blooms or dead wood. You can always simply remove any dead wood that exists in early spring once the plant has emerged and began to produce green foliage. This will help clean the plant up a bit from the winter season. One major advantage of oakleaf varieties compared to its cousins is that these types can thrive in much dryer and sunnier locations. Oakleafs will tolerate sandy soil conditions where other hydrangea can struggle. 

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