Common Name: Hydrangea
Variety: Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea
Genus species: Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'
Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea offers summer blooms that start out white and progress to rose as they mature. This deciduous shrub has oak leaf-like foliage that lights up the landscape with fiery fall color. It is perfect for borders, hedges, as a landscape accent or as a feature plant in a container.
Sun: Full to Part Sun; 6+ hours direct sun daily
Water: Weekly until established
Hardiness Zone: Hardy in Zones 5-9
Annual for Zones 4 & below
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Midsummer
Mature Size: 3.5’ T x 5’ W
Prune: Prune if needed, immediately after flowering
Soil Type: Slightly acidic, well-drained soil, with mulch around the plant base
Fertilize: Use a Slow-Release, Granular Even Ratio (10-10-10) Formula in early Spring, repeat as directed.