Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha Hydrangea Shrub (Hydrangea serrata)

Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha Hydrangea Shrub


What is Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha Hydrangea Shrub

It’s right in the name: With the Tuff Stuff, you get the best of both worlds…spectacular lily-like blooms and strong, tough growth that outlasts even the worst conditions.

Even better? Tuff Stuff won’t require constant maintenance, so it reblooms over and over without hassle. Bold blue hues in full double florets emerge again and again all summer long, delivering a profusion of color that’s second to none. In fact, you’ll get a constant supply of flowers from spring until the first frost!

Plus, the Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha Hydrangea’s flower buds are hardier than ever before, so you get vibrant blue or pink color all the way down to -10 degrees. Color like this as far north as New York? It’s almost unheard of, but the Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha Hydrangea fits the bill.

We’ve nurtured and hand-picked your Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha Hydrangea for the best growth possible.

Now, because we’ve put in the extra work at the nursery, you get a proven performer that transforms your curb appeal and gives you the best yard on the block. And unlike other big-box retailers or local nurseries, we don’t ship bare-root.

That means your Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha Hydrangea has better roots, bigger blooms, and bolder color delivered right to your door.

We’ve done the hard work so that you don’t have to. And you won’t have to lift a finger to get the yard of the year in your neighborhood.

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How to Grow and Care for Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha Hydrangea Shrub

Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha Hydrangea Shrub (Hydrangea serrata) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone 5-9 outdoors


First, choose an area with full sun to partial shade for your Tuff Stuff (simply shield it from excessive afternoon sun). It grows easily in organically-rich soil that’s somewhat moist but well-drained and acidic. However, it thrives in most soil types and prefers summer mulch.

To plant your Hydrangea Shrub, dig a hole deep enough to cover its root ball. After placing your plant, tamp down the soil while backfilling to avoid air pockets. Water your Tuff Stuff Hydrangea to settle the soil that surrounds the roots.


Water deeply and regularly during the first full growing season so that your Hydrangea’s root system becomes well-established. To test when and how much to water, check the top 2 to 3 inches of soil – if it’s dry, it’s time to water until it’s moist but not oversaturated. During times of drought, the shrub should be watered twice weekly instead of once weekly.


Fertilize your Tuff Stuff Hydrangea regularly during the growing season.


Prune if needed immediately after flowering. Any winter-damaged stems may be pruned in early spring.

Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha Hydrangea Shrub (Hydrangea serrata) Details

Common name Tuff Stuff Ah-Ha Hydrangea Shrub
Botanical name Hydrangea serrata
Plant type Shrubs, Hedges
Hardiness zone 5-9 outdoors
Growth rate Medium
Height 2-3 ft.
Width 2-3 ft.