This true dwarf produces incredible 9" long clusters of flowers in early summer in full sun or partial shade. Also thrives in heat, drought or poor soil, as long as it's well drained. Blossoms start out white and gradually turn pink then rose red as summer progresses. The color show continues into fall when the foliage turns burgundy. This bushy shrub grows only 3½-4' tall and 4-5' wide, and its large decorative leaves can withstand summer sun, strong wind and heavy rain. Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:36 - 48 inches
Spread:4 - 5 feet
Spacing:4 - 5 feet
Flowering Date:Early to midsummer
Planting Instructions:Set so buds are at or just below soil level. Firm and water in well
Winter Care:Should be mulched in northern zones, remove early in spring before growth starts.
Growth Rate:Slow to medium once established, which takes approximately 6 - 8 weeks
Flower Form:9'' long inflorescences held upright above foliage.
Foliage Type:Large, dark green, leathery-textured leaves with broad lobes. 3" - 8" long, 3" - 5" wide. The undersurface is whitish to brownish tomentose
Soil Requirement:Well-drained, moisture-retentive soils, enriched with organic matter. Also does well in dry soils.
Additional Information:A cross breed from 'Pee Wee' and 'Snow Queen' Hydrangeas.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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