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Tiny Tuff Stuff® Hydrangea

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Purple Tiny Tuff Stuff Hydrangea Flowers
  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5a - 9b
  • Height 18 to 24 Inches Tall
  • Spread 18 to 24 Inches Wide
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun

The Tiny Tuff Stuff™ Hydrangea by Proven Winners® is the smallest, most compact hydrangea we offer. Don’t let that fool you though. This shrub packs a colorful punch, with beautiful flowers that rebloom all season long. Being small doesn’t impact the toughness if this plant either. This mountain hydrangea can tolerate very cold winter conditions, and does very well in areas that macrophylla hydrangeas struggle in.

The flowers are either pink, purple or blue depending on soil pH. The blooms will be more lavender or pink in acidic soils, and blue in soils with less acidity. Add aluminum to lower the pH of the soil, and encourage blue flowers.

Tiny Tuff Stuff Hydrangea Care

These miniature hydrangeas need well drained soil. We also recommend adding a layer of mulch, which does two things. First, the mulch helps protect the shallow roots in cold climates. Second, the mulch helps keep moisture around the plant. And hydrangeas love water, as long as it is well drained. Plant this shrub in a location that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight. Afternoon shade is best for this plant, especially in southern locations, like zones 8 and 9.

You do not need to prune Tiny Tuff Stuff hydrangeas. These plants are already small, and grow in a mounding habit naturally. Also the plant flowers on new and old wood. So you could potentially cut off flower buds for the next blooming season. We do recommend trimming off dead or sick branches as-needed throughout the year.

Fertilize in early spring using a controlled release fertilizer. Do so before new growth starts to appear on the plant. The fertilizer should be formulated for woody plants such as roses or trees.

Tiny Tuff Stuff Hydrangea Spacing

These shrubs should be planted 18 to 24 inches apart, center on center. If you choose to grow these as a landscaping border, you can plant 14 to 18 inches apart, center on center. These also do very well in garden planters. Use same spacing guidelines as stated above if you want to plant more than 1 shrub per container.

Hydrangea serrata 'MAKD' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): Blue, Pink
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Part Sun to Sun
Height: 1.5-2 Feet
Spread: 1.5-2 Feet
Spacing: 1.5-2 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: New & Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Type: Mountain Hydrangea
Scientific Name: Hydrangea serrata ''MAKD'' USPP 24,842
Common Name: Tiny Tuff Stuff® Hydrangea
Brand: Proven Winners®

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 7-10 business days

Speical Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On speical orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Winter to Early Spring

  • Is it warm enough to plant in the customer’s growing zone?
  • What areas does the plant has to travel through from our nursery to your home?
  • Is the plant at the nursery ready to ship.
    • The plants from the South will naturally be ready sooner than the plants from the North (If you have questions or concerns about when a plant will ship please email us at info@plantaddicts.com)


  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Fall into Winter

  • We’ll ship all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


  • Get your order in now to reserve you plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards the beginning of the following week from your order date. We put together this helpful guide for what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.