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Tuff Stuff Reblooming Mountain Hydrangea Hydrangea serrata

  • Hardy Zones
    • 5 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 36 Inches
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ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs

Tuff Stuff Reblooming Mountain Hydrangea Hydrangea serrata

Part Sun to Sun 24 - 36

Features

Very hardy reblooming hydrangea. Lacy pink flowers. Flower color may be affected by soil pH.

Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
24 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
36 - 48 Inches
Spread: 
24 - 36 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Flower Colors: 
Pink
Flower Colors: 
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
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
New Wood
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Early Summer
Bloom Time: 
Mid Summer
Bloom Time: 
Late Summer
Hardiness Zones: 
5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

Landscapes

Maintenance Notes: 

Prefers moist, well-drained soil. Supplemental water may be needed in very hot weather. Pruning is typically not needed, but it may be pruned to shape immediately after the spring bloom. Fertilize in spring with a controlled release fertilizer. Flower color will be affected by soil: in acidic soils with alumininum availability the flowers will be purple or blue. In more basic ones they will be pink.

Very hardy reblooming hydrangea!

We wanted a hydrangea with improved bud and stem hardiness in addition to the ability to flower on new wood. This plant delivers on both accounts. Its attractive, reddish-pink lacecap flowers create a mass of color in early summer, and it continues to produce new flowers right up until frost. The semi-double to double florets begin with creamy coloration in the center before maturing to an intense pink. Flowers may shift to blue in acidic soils. If your reblooming H. macrophyllas have been inconsistent performers, try Tuff Stuff. It's the reblooming hydrangea that really does. Add aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage blue flower color.

Tuff Stuff Hydrangea serrata 'MAK20' USPPAF, Can 4,527

  • Have had this plant for a season and a half. It is a vigorous producer of new stems compared to most hydrangea. Mine was killed to the ground in the Polar Vortex in zone 6B, but has rebounded with 40+ new stems. As with most new wood bloomers and rebloomers, most growth this year following the vortex came in the form of thick stems and large leaves with few blooms. There were around 5 total blooms around the base/perimeter of the plant, but that was it. I'd expect a lot more after a milder winter. The bloom performance was on par with staples like Endless Summer and the Let's Dance series, as nothing across the board bloomed very well this summer.

    I believe the advertised size should be bumped up a bit, since mine has grown from the ground to a height of 30" and a width of 50+" in one season alone. I'd imagine milder climates could see one of these reaching 5x5'!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Springwood Gardens
    50 weeks ago
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