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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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Tuff Stuff Reblooming Mountain Hydrangea Hydrangea serrata
Part Sun to Sun 24 - 36


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

Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer


Shrub Type: 
Height Category: 
Garden Height: 
24 - 36 Inches
36 - 48 Inches
24 - 36 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Flower Colors: 
Flower Colors: 
Flower Shade: 
Blue-purple in acidic soils, pink in basic ones.
Foliage Colors: 
Foliage Shade: 
Container Role: 

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
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: 
Border Plant
Specimen or Focal Point
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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' USPP 24,820, 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
    3 years ago
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