“This gorgeous ‘Ruby Slippers’ oak leaf hydrangea is somewhat of a dwarf. I brought it back to Pensacola from the Carolinas a year ago. I saw a gorgeous Ruby Slipper hydrangea at Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum in Boston last year, and I wanted one. These blooms are 1/4 size of the regular or native hydrangeas in our area.
When I install new plants from a different USDA zone, I always buy smaller plants to try and acclimate them to our Pensacola climate. I wasn’t sure Ruby Slippers was going to make it, but she did!”