- USDA Hardiness Zones 5a - 9b
- Height 2 - 3 Feet Tall
- Spread 2 - 3 Feet Wide
The Tuff Stuff Red Hydrangea by Proven Winners ColorChoice® is a new addition in the Tuff Stuff mountain hydrangea collection. This prolific bloomer is very reliable to produce beautiful red or pink flowers every year! These do better than other mophead hydrangeas in colder climates like zones 5 and 6.
The dark leaves create a perfect foliage backdrop to the abundant bright colored flowers. The blooms are similar to lacecap flowers, with larger florets surrounded by larger petals. This plant is native to Japan, and used to cold mountain climates.
Tuff Stuff Red Hydrangea Care
Plant these in an area with well drained soil to prevent root rot or “wet feet”. The location needs at least 4 hours of sunlight, but can handle more than that. If you are in a warmer climate, it is imperative that you provide some afternoon shade. Otherwise, this plant will burn up in hot summer afternoon days. You should also apply a layer of mulch to help retain moisture and also help protect the roots during harsh winters.
You do not need to prune the Tuff Stuff Red Hydrangea. This plant is so compact, it really isn’t necessary. It also blooms on new and old wood, so you could potentially cut of flower buds if you do trim the branches. We do recommend cutting off sick and dead branches though.
Fertilize this shrub in early spring before new growth starts to emerge. You can use common slow release fertilizer found at most stores.
Tuff Stuff Red Hydrangea Spacing
Plant these bushes 2 to 4 feet apart, center on center. If you choose to grow these into a compact hydrangea hedge, or landscaping border, you can plant these 18 to 24 inches apart, center on center. These also do well in garden planters. Use same spacing guidelines as previously stated if you choose to plant more than 1 shrub in a pot.
Hydrangea serrata 'SMNMAKTSR' Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
|Flower Color(s): Green, Pink, Red
|Bloom Period: Summer through Fall
|Foliage Color(s): Dark Green
|Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
|Height: 2-3 Feet
|Spread: 2-3 Feet
|Spacing: 2-4 Feet
|Blooms On: New & Old Wood
|Shrub Type: Deciduous
|Type: Mountain Hydrangea
|Scientific Name: Hydrangea serrata 'SMNMAKTSR' USPP 28,672
|Common Name: Tuff Stuff Red® 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 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.