Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers' (Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea)

Height: 3-5 feet
Spread: 3-5 feet
Light: Part sun to shade.
Soil: Amended, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established.
Description: Deciduous native shrub with a squat, dense habit. Large, palmate, forest green leaves blush deep maroon in fall before dropping to reveal the dark tan, peeling bark of the stems. Large white flower panicles in early summer. As they age, the flowers blush a deep amethyst, persisting into fall. Use the dried flowerheads in wreaths and arrangements. One of the best shrubs for Atlanta gardens! Pairs well with blue Fothergilla and golden Lonicera. Handles our hot summers and cold winters with ease. Will need extra water in more sun, but too much moisture will result in leave spotting.

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