Wordless Wednesday—Ruby Slippers

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

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’ (Lil’ Ruby dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea)

This dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea was planted in April 2013. It is growing a little crooked and had only one flower, but the promised colorful fall foliage is nice.

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

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’ (Lil’ Ruby dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea)

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

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’ (Lil’ Ruby dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea)

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

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’ (Lil’ Ruby dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea)

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25 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday—Ruby Slippers

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I do hope this one will fill out more and bloom better, but it may take another year or so. A lot of the old, established gardens in town use the full-size oak leaf hydrangeas, but I don’t have the space for them.

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  1. mamadeyoung2012

    I love oak leaf hydrangeas as well. Truthfully, I like many hydrangeas as they bring back childhood memories for me. Where I am currently living, the deer seem to like hydrangias as much as I do. This year I was unable to identify any of last years plantings…all new growth consumed within weeks. Deer repellents seemed to have no effect. We finally resorted to caging our hydrangeas. Maybe next year I will enjoy the same colorful foliage you’ve been so kind to share.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I love hydrangeas too. It’s such a disappointment to lose your plants to the deer. Hope your cages solve the problem. Deer like it here too and we finally enclosed the garden in a fence the maximum height our neighborhood would allow (4 feet). The fence has helped, but it’s not tall enough to be considered a true deer fence so I’m always aware they could show up again if they want. Susie

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      This one has a spindly form so far but I’m expecting great things from it. I was tempted by some hydrangeas on sale this week at the garden center, but resisted so far.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you very much Cindy. That hydrangea was difficult to photograph. It was hard to determine a good point of view that could show the dried flower as well as the colorful leaves.

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  2. sweetbay

    I have Pee Wee oak leaf hydrangea and although it blooms very well, the color in the fall is very dark. Not sure if that’s the cultivar or just the fact that they are due north of the house. Yours has beautiful color.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you. Haven’t grown oak leaf hydrangea before this Ruby Slippers. I’ll look up Pee Wee. Would like to add another hydrangea here. Ruby Slippers didn’t really bloom well but maybe it is just young.

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