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Hydrangea Mountain serrata Tuff Stuff™ Red
Tuff Stuffâ„¢ Mountain Hydrangea serrata Red

Shrub. Colorful, beautiful, reliable.

Tuff Stuff™ Red is the newest edition to the Tuff Stuff series of mountain hydrangeas. These unique hydrangeas fare better in cold weather than their cousins, big-leaf hydrangeas, making them the perfect choice for landscapes and gardens in USDA zones 5 and 6. Large, lacecap flowers are a deep pink-red color which is set off by lustrous, deep green foliage. This reblooming hydrangea begins blooming in early summer on old wood and continues to produce flowers on new wood through autumn, ensuring a showy, abundant display. Small, rounded habit gives Tuff Stuff Red extra versatility in the landscape - grow it as a foundation planting, low hedge, edging, or specimen. Available in better garden centers in spring 2017.

Top three reasons to plant Tuff Stuff™ Red Mountain Hydrangea:

Better bud hardiness than big-leaf hydrangeas means more reliable blooming
Reblooming, so you can enjoy months of flowers
Very compact and tidy habit
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Deadheading Not Necessary
Blooms on old and new wood


Uses: landscape, border plant, specimen or focal point
Part sun to sun
Plant in average soil moisture
Height: 24" - 36"
Plant: 24" - 36" apart
Habit: mounded
Growability: easy

Maintenance Notes:
For best success with Tuff Stuff Red hydrangea:
- Some sun is necessary for best flower production, color, and stem strength. The warmer your climate, the more shade the plant can take, and in very warm areas, afternoon shade is essential.
- avoid pruning this plant except to remove any dead wood or dried blossoms in early spring.
- Fertilize in early spring, after the ground has thawed and before new growth begins, if desired.
- Plant tolerates a range of soil pH, however, flower color will vary depending on whether soil is acid, neutral or alkaline.

Fun Facts:
Mountain hydrangeas grow in the same area of Japan as big-leaf hydrangeas, but they grow up in the chilly mountains instead of the mild coast. As a result, they've naturally developed better bud hardiness, which means that it will bloom even after harsh winters in zones 5 and 6.

Tuff Stuff™ Red Hydrangea serrata 'SMNMAKTSR' USPPAF, Can PBRAF

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