A choice compact garden or massing shrub featuring showy spikes of flowers which emerge white and quickly turn deep pink; interesting deep green foliage with mahogany fall color, and papery bark; somewhat coarse in appearance, best used in groupings
Ruby Slippers Hydrangea features bold conical hot pink flowers with white overtones at the ends of the branches from early to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive dark green foliage throughout the season. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The peeling brick red bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Ruby Slippers Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
Ruby Slippers Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;