Hydrangea 'Tuff Stuff Red'
Red Hydrangea 'Tuff Stuff Red'
Pot Size: 2 Gallon
Mature Height: 3 feet
Mature Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 5a
Other Names: Hydrangea serrata 'Tuff Stuff Red', Mountain Hydrangea
Brand: Proven Winners
An attractive, re-blooming shrub featuring deep pink-red lacecap flowers with creamy centers, that turn more blue in acid soil; re-blooms on new and old wood; deep green leaves turn burgundy in fall
Tuff Stuff™ Red Hydrangea features bold pink lacecap flowers with red overtones and creamy white centers at the ends of the branches from early summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive dark green foliage throughout the season. The serrated pointy leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall.
Tuff Stuff™ Red Hydrangea is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its strikingly bold and coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced landscape composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Tuff Stuff™ Red Hydrangea is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Tuff Stuff™ Red Hydrangea will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub performs well in part shade and full shade, can burn and show heat stress in full sun when it is young. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type, but has a definite preference for acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
*Some photos are of mature plants that are several years old. You will be receiving a smaller, less mature plant that will need time to reach its mature size.