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Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'
Common Name: Oakleaf Hydrangea Family: Hydrangaceae (The Hydrangea Family)

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers' has a profusion of exceptionally large white flower clusters that emerge in summer against dark green, deeply lobed oak like leaves. Blossoms quickly age through pink to deep pink-red, remaining upright even after heavy rains. Foliage turns a brilliant mahogany in fall. Compact form is well suited for small landscapes. Ideal used in mass plantings, hedges and mixed borders.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Mixed hardwood forests, along streams and on forested hillsides, usually on calcareous soils, and often where limestone is at the ground surface. An understorey shrub, often in the shade of large oaks, hickories, magnolias, and American beech.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypeShrub Secondary Bloom ColourRed
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSummer - Fall
Spread3-5' FragranceNo
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Part Shade Foliage ColourGood Fall Colour Green
Soil MoistureDry Average Moist Stem Colour
Hardiness5-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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