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Tuff Stuff® Hydrangea

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5a - 9b
  • Height 2 - 3 Feet Tall
  • Spread 2 - 3 Feet Wide
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun

The Tuff Stuff reblooming mountain Hydrangea by Proven Winners® is the original plant in the Tuff Stuff collection. The pink lacecap flowers on this shrub are very dependable, even in cold climates. This hardy shrub flowers every year. The blooms are either pink or blue, depending on soil pH.

This is a great substitute in the garden where macrophylla hydrangeas struggle to bloom. Give this plant a try and you won’t be disappointed!

Tuff Stuff Hydrangea Care

The Tuff Stuff hydrangea needs well drained soil. Plant these in an area with at least 6 hours of sunlight for best results. Apply a layer of mulch to help retain moisture as well as to protect the roots during cold winter weather.

Pruning Tuff Stuff hydrangeas is not necessary because this shrub is so compact. Feel free to cut off dead or sick branches throughout the year. This bush blooms on old and new wood, and continues to produce flowers all through the growing season.

Fertilize the plant in early spring before growth starts to emerge. Use controlled release fertilizer formulated for woody plants, such as roses or trees.

Tuff Stuff Hydrangea Spacing

Plant these shrubs 3 to 4 feet apart, center on center. For a small compact hedge, that is covered in flowers, you can plant these 18 to 24 inches apart, center on center. You can also plant these in garden planters. Provide extra protection in winter if you choose to grow in pots.

Hydrangea serrata 'MAK20' Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): Blue, Pink, Purple
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green
Exposure: Part Sun to Sun
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
Spacing: 3-4 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: New & Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Type: Mountain Hydrangea
Scientific Name: Hydrangea serrata 'MAK20' USPP 24,820
Common Name: 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.

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

(Updated: 7/22/20) Please Note: There are some shipping delays of plants due to the heat. The delays on dependant on temps & distances from shipping location. The plants tend not to do the best with no light & water for a few days combined with this heat. We want to get you your plants shipped out but we also want them to arrive to you good condition. Ordering now will reserve the plant for you and we'll ship when it's safe. Please reach out to if you would like more information.

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 7-10 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

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • 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.

1 Review - Tuff Stuff® Hydrangea Show Reviews

  • 4
    Stuff is Tuff

    Posted by Little Red on Jul 25th 2019

    This hydrangea ended up being everything I could hope for. The perfect height and almost the perfect color. I just wish it the pink would have been a different shade.