Hydrangeas are forever ingrained into the American garden scene. The beautiful flowers invoke images of white-picket fences, Nantucket beach homes, moss-draped southern mansions and shady mountain paths.
Unfortunately, not every garden is big enough to enjoy these garden debutantes since they can often get very tall and wide, just one can completely fill the whole garden border!
So, if you love Hydrangeas, but don't have space for them, you need to buy Tiny Tuff Stuff™ (Hydrangea serrata 'MAKD')! Its small size is perfect for urban lots and even containers for your porch or balcony!
This extremely bud-hardy Mountain Hydrangea produces abundant lace-cap, flat-topped flowers comprised of delicate doubled sepals. Depending on your soil pH the flower color may range from blues in acidic soil, to pink in alkaline, or even white! Tiny Tuff Stuff™ leans towards the blue hue however, all colors this Hydrangea can possibly become are soft, pastel and delicate!
Tiny Tuff Stuff™ blooms on both old and new wood, providing you with an abundance of dainty flowers that cover the plant every summer, all summer long into fall!
The deep-green leaves on Tiny Tuff Stuff™ are more delicate and graceful than average Hydrangeas, keeping in tune with the elegant nature of this particular type of Hydrangea. Finely-textured and lightly toothed edges create a lovely backdrop for those lacy blooms. Harmonizing with other perennials and shrubs during the short time this tough little shrub isn't blooming.
Taking on a mounded growth habit naturally, these are low maintenance plants, require little or no pruning to stay compact and tidy year-round! With all of the great looks and full-sized flowers of other hardy lace-caps, Tiny Tuff Stuff™ is sure to please!
Don't forget to plant a few extra so you can steal a few blooms for your vase! These make wonderful additions to bouquets and floral arrangements!
Tiny Tuff Stuff™ has a beautiful, shape and form, making it perfect as a low informal hedge or mid to front of the border edger shrub. Lovely pastel hues look great incorporated into mix-shrub borders and cutting gardens.
Of course, their size makes Tiny Tuff Stuff™ a great facer shrub in front of larger foundation hedges. The abundant lace-cap flowers keep on blooming from summer into fall. They are fantastically sized and tough enough to handle themselves in patio containers on an urban balcony, or in the border in a small courtyard!
Soft and delicate blooms and foliage make Tiny Tuff Stuff™ a dreamy focal point anywhere you can imagine planting it!
Reaching a demure 18-24" in height and width, Tiny Tuff Stuff™ thrives in almost any condition - sun or shade, urban or country! It's an uber-hardy shrub that will come back year after year!
Doing well in both full sun and part sun, Tiny Tuff Stuff™ does appreciate some afternoon shade during the worst of the summer's heat, especially in southern climates.
This Mountain Hydrangea can tolerate very cold winter conditions in USDA zones 5 through 9. Just make sure it has plenty of water. Mountain Hydrangea is not particular about soil type however, Tiny Tuff Stuff™ does like evenly moist soils for best performance. Add a 3-4 inch layer of mulch to help maintain the soil moisture.
Most soil pH will naturally have these lovelies in the blue range and to increase that tone, add aluminum sulfate to the soil to encourage the best blue flower color possible. These will be in lavender to pink shades in alkaline soil and sometimes white as well.
All Hydrangea appreciate a generous layer of mulch over the soil surface. This helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from both heat and chill.
Tiny Tuff Stuff™ is so easy-care, requiring very little in the way of maintenance. You can prune right after flowering if needed to remove any dead branches from winter. Flowering on both old and new wood, it comes back strong - even after a hard freeze!
Take care when applying lawn fertilizers near flowering shrubs. These high nitrogen formulas are designed to produce foliage, but will not support flower development. Instead, apply an all-purpose fertilizer for blooming plants in early spring. Reapply in mid-summer, following label directions for application rates.
Don't let the dainty flowers and elegant leaves fool you - the Tiny Tuff Stuff™ Hydrangea reviews are in, and this is a real winner! Order your own miniature Mountain Hydrangea from the expert growers at Nature Hills Nursery today!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Proven Winners ColorChoice|
|Botanical Name||Hydrangea serrata 'MAKD'|
|Mature Height||18 - 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 Inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||Blue, Pink, White|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|
|Photos courtesy of||Proven Winners, Inc - www.provenwinners.com|