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Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea

Proven Winners

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
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$29.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9

Hardier than the average bigleaf hydrangea, the mountain hydrangea is a great option for those looking for the beauty of a mophead hydrangea without the sensitivity to cold. Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea (Hydrangea serrata) produces phenomenal lace top blooms. These dainty blooms range in color from bright flamingo pink to deep lilac, depending on your soil’s pH, and sit atop a mound of deep green leaves and sturdy burgundy stems. Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea grows 24-36 inches tall and wide, and its tighter growth habit requires less pruning. 

Hydrangeas make for great cut flowers, and the reblooming nature of Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea allows for you to enjoy flowers in your home without detracting from those in your garden. Other than the occasional post-flowering prune, Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea does not require much more than regular watering in the heat of the summer. Native to the mountainsides of Japan and Korea, mountain hydrangeas tend to be more cold hardy than other bigleaf hydrangeas. Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea should definitely be considered in regions with cold winters. 

Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea Care

Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea does well in full to part sun gardens. This hydrangea prefers moist, well-draining soil, and regular watering. In hotter, drier regions, it is best to provide Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea with a bit of afternoon shade. Hydrangeas will wilt when they are both overheating and underwatered, so it is a good idea to feel the soil when you see them behaving this way. Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea is a hydrangea whose flowers can change depending on soil pH; acidic soils will result in purple-blue blooms, while alkaline soils produce pinker blooms. In the early spring, provide Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea with a slow-release fertilizer high in phosphorus to aid in flower production.

Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea blooms on old wood in the early summer, then blooms again on new wood. For this reason, it is a good idea to prune Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea right after flowering, both after its first bloom has begun to fade and again at the end of the season. This prevents removal of developing bud sites, which will cause fewer blooms come summer. At the beginning of the spring and when new growth is being produced, remove any dead or winter-damaged branches to improve the overall health and appearance of your hydrangeas. 

Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea Spacing

Plant Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea 36-40 inches away from other plants to allow for maximum growth. If keeping Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea in a container, be sure to choose one that is at least twice as large as the root ball and has a drainage hole. Plants kept in pots may need water more frequently than those in the ground.

Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): Blue, Pink, Purple
Flower Description: Blue-purple in acidic soils, pink in basic ones.
Bloom Period: Summer - fall
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: dark blue-green
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Heat, Salt
Attracts: Butterflies
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Groundcovers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Tuff Stuff Top Fun™ Hydrangea
Other Name(s): TUFF STUFF TOP FUN™ Mountain Hydrangea
Scientific Name: Hydrangea serrata 'SMNHSG' PPAF; CBRAF
SKU:
HYDTF

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

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

Winter

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Planter Shipping

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

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