Is it time for a change in your shady borders and beds? The Tuff Stuff™ Hydrangea (Hydrangea serrata 'MAK20') is here to help you! This is a stunning new version of the classic lacecap Mountain Hydrangea. Since it blooms on old AND new wood, it is an almost non-stop bloomer from early summer all the way into fall!
Almost an "everbloomer" you really need to see Tuff Stuff™ to understand its sheer flower power. The blooms are semi-double to fully double in the classic lacecap pattern - tiny dark red or deep purple flowers are in a cluster surrounded by larger florets that are magenta pink or lavender-blue (depending on the soil pH).
The flowerheads are much bigger than you might expect from a shrub this size! Combined with the textured green leaves and their dense branching pattern. This gives you more blooms than you'd ever think possible! The large heart-shaped leaves are bright green all spring and summer but turn magenta and burgundy in the fall - while the flowers are still on the plant! Talk about a great color show!
Tuff Stuff™ is also considerably more compact than other Mountain Hydrangeas, making it the perfect choice for containers on your porch and patio, flanking paths or your driveway while elevated in a fancy urn or pot!
Highlight sunny low decks and balconies in pots, or as a low foundation planting that surrounds the perimeter. Likewise, the lacy blooms look gorgeous around the outside of a patio or ground-level deck, and dot the perennial border. Create dense bird-friendly shelters by planting groups or in rows for low screening.
Mountain Hydrangea are hardy natives throughout many parts of the US and are highly adaptable in the home landscape throughout USDA growing zones 5-9. Plant in full sun in cooler summer climates and part shade in hot growing zones, favoring afternoon shade in hot summer sun areas. Plant in enriched well-drained soil with a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch over the surface of the soil to hold in moisture and keep the roots cool. Prune only to remove dead wood in spring, after the new growth begins to emerge. Because these bloom on old and new wood, pruning too much will remove the new flowers!
Let Tuff Stuff™ Reblooming Mountain Hydrangea shake up your borders this year! Order today at NatureHills.com today for blooms upon blooms throughout your growing season and beyond!
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|
|#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 'MAK20'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Flower Color||Pink or Purple|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|
|Pruning Time||Early Spring|
|Photos courtesy of||Proven Winners, Inc - www.provenwinners.com|