Tuff Stuff hydrangeaTuff Stuff hydrangea

Tuff Stuff™ Mountain Hydrangea

Closely related to H. macrophylla, H. serrata has very similar cultural requirements but better flower bud hardiness for improved blooming. Tuff Stuff is a reblooming variety with large, very showy lace-cap flowers that bloom early in the summer and continue to produce new flowers right up until frost. The semi-double to double florets open with creamy coloration in the center before maturing to intense pink. Flower color will be purplish in more acidic soils. This is an excellent choice for climates where bigleaf hydrangeas struggle to overwinter.

Dimensions2 × 2 ft
Botanical Name

Hydrangea serrata 'MAK20' pp#24820, cbr#4527

Zone

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

Blue, Pink

Foliage Color

Green

Height

2-3'

Width/Spread

2-3'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Moist

Bloom Time

Summer to Frost

Uses

Borders, Hedges, Mass Planting, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Compact, Cut flower, Heat tolerant, Reblooming, Salt tolerant

SKU: 43878 Plant Type:

Heavy pruning isn’t needed, but can be shaped immediately after the early summer bloom. Flower color will be affected by soil pH, with purple-blue coloration in acidic soils with good aluminum availability and pink flowers in more basic soils.

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