Oak Leaf Hydrangea Ruby Slippers

 
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Found in the US National Arboretum, this stunning Hydrangea’s white blooms quickly change to pink, followed by a ruby-red in the late season. The oak-like leaves add extra drama to this easy-to-grow variety. (Hydrangea quercifolia)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 36-48" tall, 48-60" wide
Bloom Time Summer to fall
SKU ASL7M41

Plant Information

About Hydrangeas: These popular shrubs, also called Hortensia, all have rounded flower clusters that persist through summer and fall. There are several types, since there are several species of the plant the hybridizers work with:
H. macrophylla or French Hydrangeas. These, the most popular, form non-rangy, attractive shrubs about 4 to 6 ft. tall, and are famed for their big, colorful ball-like flowers, usually blue or pink. The popular group here is called Mophead hydrangeas. Artificially shortened versions are sold in pots on Easter and Mothers Day, and the blooms are florists favorites, always popular for wedding decorations. In addition to the mopheads (solid ball of flowers), there are also lacecap versions of these hydrangeas. (H. macrophylla is native to the Far East.)
H. arborescens, a US native, includes the widely-planted, Annabelle. Much like the Mopheads, Annabelle is a shorter hydrangea with huge rounded flower clusters in pure white. This is the one famous for flowers so large they often weigh down the branches, needing special support.
H. paniculata, is a larger species, much taller than the Mopheads. The flower clusters are more cone-shaped, rather than round. The plant in this group is more rangy than the shorter types, but can be controlled by pruning. The famous Pee Gee hydrangea, often grown as a small tree is in this group, and was imported from Japan in the late 19th century. There are also newer H. paniculata hybrids, including the beautiful greenish-flowered one called Limelight.
Other Types: There are several other important hydrangeas. The tall native Oakleaf hydrangea (sometimes considered a small tree) is also a variety of the species, H. paniculata.

Associated SKUs
ABL7MXX
ASL7M41 (Plant - 3.5" pot)
AFL7M41 (Plant - 4" pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name Oak Leaf Hydrangea
Botanical Name Hydrangea quercifolia
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Pink, Red, White
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 48-60" wide
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Oak-like leaves.
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Birds, Cut Flowers
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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2.0

Hoping they will grow more in the 2 year.

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      Comments about American Meadows Oak Leaf Hydrangea Ruby Slippers:

      These plants came to me in 4 inch pots so they started out small but I expected them to grow a lot faster than they have since they are supposed to end up 6 feet tall. Pretty disappointed so far.

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      One tough plant!

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      Comments about American Meadows Oak Leaf Hydrangea Ruby Slippers:

      Planted in front of deck to attract wildlife and for showy flowers and leaves. Though I just planted it this spring, I am amazed at how well it has grown. It was buried by taller perennials, but survived without any damage from pests or mildew. I received it well packaged and very healthy! Now if it can survive our Upper Michigan winters, I will definitely be very impressed and make another rave review. Thank you American meadows!

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      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
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