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'Ruby Slippers' Hydrangea

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9-inch Flowerheads of Deep Red

These gorgeous blooms start out white

"There's no place like home" when this exciting new dwarf 'Ruby Slippers' Hydrangea is waiting in the garden! Developed by the National Arboretum from a hybrid of the classic Snow Queen Hydrangea (rated the best shrub for American gardens!) and the dwarf Pee Wee, 'Ruby Slippers' Hydrangea offers astonishing 9-inch inflorescences packed with florets that turn from white to pale pink and finally to rich ruby-red over their long summer season.

'Ruby Slippers' Hydrangea is a magnificent year-round addition to any landscape, with large oakleaf-shaped leaves that turn from deep green to russet-mahogany in autumn, adding another season of glory to this petite shrub. (In mild climates, they remain on the shrub throughout winter.) And the blooms are ever-changing and so long-lasting, as stunning in the vase or dried as Everlastings as they are on the plant.

'Ruby Slippers' is easy to grow, even in the hard-packed clay soils of the south and southeast. It needs plenty of moisture -- that "Hydr-" at the beginning of its Latin name means "water"! --and appreciates a bit of shade south of zone 6, but other than that, it is quick to establish and very long-lived. This will be a landmark of your garden, treasured for decades.

Expect 'Ruby Slippers' to reach just 3½ feet tall and to spread 5 feet wide. Perfect for the foundation, along the driveway, in the front of the shrub border, or as an accent just about anywhere, 'Ruby Slippers' also makes a great specimen planting in smaller landscapes. So versatile, so easy, so endlessly beautiful! Highly recommended. Zones 5-6 in full sun, and through zone 8 in part shade.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Hydrangea
Species quercifolia
Variety 'Ruby Slippers'
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 8
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Mid Summer
Habit Dwarf
Plant Height 3 ft 6 in
Plant Width 5 ft
Bloom Size 9 in
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Idaho

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Customer Reviews

March 30, 2022


This shopper rated the product 2 out of 5 stars

I received the 2 hydrangea Ruby Slippers recently. I have not set them out yet because we are still getting frost in our area. I have kept them moist. One looks great. The other one looks like it is dying. The leaves are drying up and falling off even though I have kept them watered. I can send pictures if needed. Thanks

Bobbye Brawner from TN

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