TUFF STUFF™ Mountain Hydrangea

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Features

FEATURES

So pretty, it's hard to believe it's so tough!

But indeed, Tuff Stuff mountain hydrangea lives up to its name. It shares the showy blooms and beautiful pink or purple color of big-leaf hydrangeas, but because it grows wild on the chilly mountain tops instead of the mild seaside, it naturally developed substantially better cold tolerance. The sturdy lacecap blooms will be bright pink or deep purple-blue, depending on your soil pH, and the handsome dark green foliage resists wilting. If you've had trouble getting big-leaf hydrangeas to bloom reliably in your landscape, try Tuff Stuff - it's the reblooming hydrangea that really does.

Top reasons to grow Tuff Stuff hydrangea:

- less affected by cold winters than big-leaf hydrangeas, but equally colorful and showy

- lacecap flowers attract pollinators

- reblooms: blooms early in summer on old wood, then again on new wood

- tidy habit means no pruning

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Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Attracts: 
Butterflies

CHARACTERISTICS

Plant Type: 
 Shrub
 
Shrub Type: 
 Deciduous
 
Height Category: 
 Medium
 
Garden Height: 
 24 - 36 Inches
 
Spacing: 
 36 - 48 Inches
 
Spread: 
 24 - 36 Inches
 
Flower Colors: 
 Blue
 
 Pink
 
 Purple
 
Flower Shade: 
 Blue-purple in acidic soils, pink in basic ones.
 
Foliage Colors: 
 Green
 
Foliage Shade: 
 Green
 
Habit: 
 Mounded
 
Container Role: 
 Thriller

PLANT NEEDS

Light Requirement: 
 Part Sun to Sun
 
 Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Maintenance Category: 
 Easy
Blooms On: 
 New Wood
 
 Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
 Early Summer
 
 Mid Summer
 
 Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
 5a5b6a6b7a7b8a8b9a9b
Water Category: 
 Average
Uses: 
 Border Plant
 
 Landscape
 
 Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 
 

Landscapes

Maintenance Notes: 
 

Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Supplemental water may be needed in very hot weather. In hotter climates, afternoon shade is beneficial. Like all hydrangeas, it benefits from a 2-3"/5-7 cm layer of shredded bark mulch. 

Tuff Stuff hydrangea should not be pruned except to remove any dead wood in spring, after the new growth begins to emerge on the stems. Older plants can have their oldest stems thinned periodically. 

Flower color will vary depending on soil. In acidic soils with abundant aluminum (a naturally occuring soil mineral), color will tend more to purple-blue. In alkaline soil or those lacking in aluminum, flowers will be a deep pink. 

Complete Guide to Lacecap Hydrangea

Tuff Stuff Hydrangea serrata 'MAK20' USPP 24,820Can 4,527

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