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Hydrangea quercifolia Ruby Slippers (Oakleaf Hydrangea)

Known for their large flower heads, these shrubs and their abundant blooms bring a touch of charm and whimsy to any backyard or garden. This variety produces pyramidal panicles of large white blooms that quickly turn deep pink as the season progresses, on medium green foliage resembling oak-leaves that turn burgundy in fall. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
3.5 ft tall x 4-5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees and butterflies
Compact dwarf habit
Tolerant to juglone
Salt Tolerant


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture