Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea

Ruby Slippers Hydrangea

Ruby slippers hydrangea, a cultivar of oakleaf hydrangea, starts out with white flowers in the spring, which gradually turn to a vibrant red in summer.  Their leaves also turn a deep burgundy in fall.  Leave the flowers to have winter interest in your gardens!

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Latin name: Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’

Common Name: oakleaf hydrangea
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 3.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to July
Bloom Description: White maturing to ruby red
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Leaf: Good Fall
Other: Winter Interest
Information from Missouri Botanical