Dwarf Version of the Oakleaf Hydrangea Offers the Same Beautiful Blooms With Small Stature
“My gosh!” is what you’ll say when you see this plant in person! Its lush profusion of pink flowers is simply breathtaking. Oakleaf Ruby Slippers Hydrangea bush has a big personality and is sure to be a showstopper in your landscape.
Oak Leaf Hydrangea Ruby Slippers is a low-maintenance deciduous perennial shrub full of charisma! Its unique leaves and stunning flowers make Ruby Slippers stand apart. It is an excellent small to medium-sized hedge, perfect for smaller yards.
This darling plant shows off her style through all seasons. Spring through summer, Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea has large, green, and oak-like leaves. By fall, its foliage turns to a rich mahogany-rust color. In winter, this plant displays an attractive brown inner bark. Just gorgeous!
June through July, this shrub explodes with clustering flowers. Flowerheads are huge, robust, and grow in a conical fashion. These delicate flowers emerge white in late spring and soon deepen into rich shades of pink and ruby! It’s a splendid transformation to behold!
These flowers have brawn as well and beauty. After heavy rains, blooms still stand tall and proud. Use fresh or dried flower stalks in bouquets and for decorating. Butterflies and hummingbirds adore dwarf Hydrangea Oakleaf Ruby Slippers for their 9-inch clustering blooms. Songbirds are drawn to its dense protective foliage to nest and hide from cover.
Landscaping Oakleaf Hydrangea Ruby Slippers
This robust plant creates a wonderful hedge or border specimen. Ruby Slippers Hydrangea can also be used as a foundation plant. It can be grown in large patio containers or along walkways. It is also an excellent choice for erosion control and stabilizing sloped lots.
Ruby Slippers Hydrangea Care Information
Hydrangeas can sometimes fall prey to aphids and ants. A good remedy for this problem is introducing ladybugs and other predatory bugs into your garden, as they eat opportunistic insect pests.
This hydrangea grows best in USDA hardiness zones 5 through 9.
Ruby Slippers prefers rich soil full of organic matter. Fertilize with compost and/or decomposed manure.
Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea Sunlight Requirements
Ruby Slippers needs filtered sun or a combination of morning sun with afternoon shade. This makes it a great shrub for woodland gardens.
This hydrangea needs evenly moist soil. Therefore, water regularly or as needed. During extreme heat, water more often. Water at the base of the plant to prevent powdery mildew.
Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea Size
Ruby slippers dwarf oakleaf hydrangeas are fast growing. Mature plants reach 3-4 feet tall and about 4 to 5 feet wide.
Deadhead and remove spent flower cones as this will encourage another round of growth. New flowers can emerge on old wood. Therefore, prune in late fall.
Consider Adding Ruby Slippers Hydrangea to Your Garden!
Hydrangea quercifolia Ruby Slippers is ideal for smaller gardens due to its petite size. It can be used as a continuous low hedge along walking paths or as specimen pieces in your garden. If you love flowers and enjoy attracting pollinators, this shrub is the plant for you!
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Sunlight Partial Sun / Partial Shade
Mature Width 4-5 ft
Mature Height 3-4 ft
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Oak Leaf Hydrangeas
I was excited to receive the plants and get them planted. I purchased them because I wanted plants that would have color in the winter and flowers in the summer. The leaves have started turning orange/red for their winter color.