- USDA Hardiness Zones 5a - 9b
- Height 18 to 24 Inches Tall
- Spread 18 to 24 Inches Wide
The Tiny Tuff Stuff™ Hydrangea by Proven Winners ColorChoice® 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 of this plant either. This mountain hydrangea can tolerate very cold winter conditions, and does very well in areas that bigleaf hydrangeas struggle in.
The flowers are either pink, purple or blue depending on soil pH. The blooms will be more lavender or pink in alkaline soils, and blue in soils with a lower pH. Add aluminum sulfate 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 the roots don't sit in it. Plant this shrub in a location that gets at least 6 hours of sunlight. Afternoon shade is best for this plant, especially in hot southern locations.
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 pruning may inadvertently remove 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 Tiny Tuff Stuff as a landscaping border, you can space plants 18 inches apart, center on center. These hydrangeas also do very well in garden planters. Select a container at least 18 inches wide for this shrub.
Hydrangea serrata 'MAKD' Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Pink
|Bloom Period: Summer
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Height: 1.5-2 Feet
|Spread: 1.5-2 Feet
|Spacing: 1.5-2 Feet
|Blooms On: New & Old Wood
|Shrub Type: Deciduous
|Type: Mountain Hydrangea
|Scientific Name: Hydrangea serrata ''MAKD'' USPP 24,842
|Common Name: Tiny Tuff Stuff® Hydrangea
|Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- 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
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 beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of 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.