- USDA Hardiness Zones 5a - 9b
- Height 2 - 3 Feet Tall
- Spread 2 - 3 Feet Wide
- Partial Sun to Full Sun
The Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha™ Hydrangea by Proven Winners® is a compact reblooming mountain hydrangea. This shrub blooms every year without fail. It also puts a lot of energy into creating new blooms throughout the year. The flowers are either pink or blue depending on soil pH. The blooms remind us of waterlilies.
This bush blooms from early summer all the way to first frost. It is the most prolific reblooming hydrangea we’ve ever seen! This shrub is native to Japan, and can tolerate very harsh winters even in zones 5 and 6! We love using these as an edging plant, creating a very colorful landscaping border. These are also great as container plants or in mass plantings.
Tuff Stuff Ah Ha Hydrangea Care
We recommend planting this in an area with at least 4 hours of sunlight to ensure the best flowering performance. In hotter climates, such as zones 8 and 9, you must provide afternoon shade for some relief.
Pruning Tuff Stuff Ah Ha Hydrangeas is not necessary. We do recommend trimming off dead branches and leaves throughout the year. If you do prune, you run the risk of cutting off flower buds for next year’s blooming season.
It is best to apply a layer of mulch around the plants. This helps retain moisture as well as adding an extra layer of protection during harsh winter months to the shallow roots.
Fertilize in early spring, before new growth starts to emerge. You can use general slow release fertilizer designed for woody plants that is found at most stores.
Tuff Stuff Ah Ha Hydrangea Spacing
We recommend planting these 2 to 3 feet apart, center on center. If you choose to grow as a small hedge or landscape border, you can plant 18 to 24 inches apart, center on center.
Hydrangea serrata 'SMNHSDD' Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9|
|Flower Color(s): Blue, Pink|
|Bloom Period: Summer through Fall|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Exposure: Part Sun to Sun|
|Height: 2-3 Feet|
|Spread: 2-3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2-3 Feet|
|Blooms On: New & Old Wood|
|Shrub Type: Deciduous|
|Type: Mountain Hydrangea|
|Scientific Name: Hydrangea serrata 'SMNHSDD' USPPAF|
|Common Name: Tuff Stuff Ah Ha Hydrangea|
|Brand: Proven Winners®|
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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.
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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.
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Time of Order:
Winter to Early Spring
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- 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 email@example.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!
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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.