Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'

Shipment begins in Spring 2021

SKU: S63216
1 for $29.00
Quick Facts
Common Name: Oakleaf Hydrangea
Hardiness Zone: 5-8S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Jun-Jul
Mature Height: 3-4' Spacing: 4-5'
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: ONE GALLON POT
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Product Details

Product Details

We're pleased to offer a compact, rounded form of the beautiful Oakleaf Hydrangea, sized just right for smaller gardens. Large, upright 9″ flower clusters open white in early summer, then become pale pink and finally, deep rose. In fall, the big show happens when its leaves turn brilliant mahogany.

Hydrangea is a valuable genus of some 100 species of shrubs and vines grown for their large and very showy flower heads. Hydrangeas are at their best in summer and fall—quiet time for most woody plants—and are worth having for that reason alone.

For information on Hydrangea care, click on Growing Guide.

Shipping

Shipping

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

Reviews

Reviews

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Poor Timing

I received this item last fall on a Monday. As a working person, this means I have to find time after work to plant as waiting for the weekend is too long for the plant. I did make the time but I don’t believe I received the item in time for it to adjust and take root before winter weather arrived. In any case, it was a waste of time and money as it did not survive the winter. Perhaps some re-evaluation of zones and shipping times is called for as my “spring shipment” of plants also arrived before the snow was done. Needless to say, but I think I am done with WFF.

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Great experience

We have bought many plants from WFF and have always had a great experience. Are the plants huge for the price? No they are not, but if they were they would not ship well. Is WFF a great source of high quality and hard to find varietals and their customer service is bar none amazing. If you ever have an issue, they replace or credit the plant with out much questioning. We have two of these growing in our yard, and while they were not large to begin with, they have flourished over the past two years and even bloomed the first year, which was a pleasant surprise

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Ruby Slippers hydrangea

When initially received, I was concerned with how feeble specimen was. Plant did bloom but did not have any growth. Considering cost I expected a more robust plant. Needless to say after less than one year the hydrangea did not survive winter. Disappointed

8 of 10 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer


A good plant from White Flower Farm

Unlike the other review that was left, I have only had wonderful experiences with White Flower farm, including this hydrangea and all the other plants I've bought from them. When my lilac died, they replaced it immediately and without questions. Their plants might be more expensive, but the selection is worth it to me. I've had no problems with them. If only they offered free shipping...

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White Flower Farm ripoff

This review is for White Flower Farm and not really for Ruby Slipper Hydrangea. I have several and they are quite stunning. However, what I received from White Flower Farm (WFF) was shocking to say the least. I got 3 one gal specimens which turned out to be 3 INCHES TALL FOR A TOTAL COST OF $112 OR $37 EACH!!!!!!! Fool me once but never, never again. I will never order plants from WFF again and would never recommend them. Any orders should be verified in writing and with photos of the actual specimen. Good Luck with your gardening and hope this helps the next person.

154 of 169 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

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Growing guide

Growing guide
Print Grow Guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: hye-dran'jee-uh 

Growing H. quercifolia

Light/Watering: Most varieties thrive in full sun in the North, but in the South require afternoon shade. Moist soils that do not dry out are best; do not plant in hot, dry, exposed sites. Mulch to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Fertilize once in spring with a fertilizer designed to encourage blooms (such as 15-30-15). Soils should be moist but well drained, and rich in organic matter.

Pests/Diseases: None serious. Occasionally powdery mildew will infect the foliage, especially in humid areas with poor air circulation. Treat with an appropriate fungicide if the problem is serious, and be sure to rake up and destroy all fallen foliage in the autumn.

Pruning: Little pruning is needed beyond removing any dead wood whenever seen. If desired, plants can be cut back as needed in early spring. Hydrangea quercifolia blooms on old wood.

Transplanting: Young plants may be transplanted when dormant in early spring. Prune top growth after transplanting to reduce water loss.

End of Season Care: Rake up and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew or other fungi.

Calendar of Care

Early Spring: If desired, prune as indicated above. Feed plants with a fertilizer high in phosphorus (such as 15-30-15) to encourage blooms. Complete any transplanting before leaves unfurl.

Mid-Spring: Mulch plants after soil has warmed to conserve moisture and buffer soil temperatures. Watch for powdery mildew and treat as needed.

Summer: As soon as blooms fade, remove old flowering stems.

Fall: Remove and destroy any fallen foliage that was infected by powdery mildew.

For more information on growing Hydrangeas, click here.

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