COTINUS

Commonly known as Smoke bush, Smoketree

All flower JUL-SEPT

Attractive billowy, smokey plumes in late summer and a good, variable autumn colour are the attractive features of this large shrub.

Genus of 5 species of deciduous trees and shrubs from rocky habitats from the Mediterranean region to China and southern USA.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
    Trees and shrubs
  • Tall Shrub
  • Full sun
    Purple-leaved varieties show best colour in full sun.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - the smoky haze of soft flower plumes in summer give the plant its common name. Cutting stems back hard to within 2-3 buds of the base in early spring produces larger leaves.
  • Pests & Diseases
    susceptible to Verticillium wilt. Powdery mildew may affect purple-leaved varieties.
  • Place of origin
    Mediterranean to China, southern USA.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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Cotinus - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of COTINUS

COTINUS coggygria

COTINUS coggygria

Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

Green leaves with attractive autumn colouring

 
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COTINUS coggygria 'Flame'

COTINUS coggygria 'Flame'

Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

Large green leaves which turn brilliant orange-red

 
Small
£16.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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£35.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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COTINUS coggygria 'Golden Spirit'

COTINUS coggygria 'Golden Spirit'

Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

Attractive yellow foliage all through the summer followed by beautiful red and orange shades in the autumn

 
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£35.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
COTINUS coggygria 'Lilla'

COTINUS coggygria 'Lilla'

Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

Compact habit with red-purple leaves and panicles of fluffy pink flowers

 
Small
£16.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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COTINUS coggygria 'Old Fashioned'

COTINUS coggygria 'Old Fashioned'

Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

Upright habit with blue-green leaves tinted purple-pink when young. Plumes of yellow-green flowers in late spring, early summer

 
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£35.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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COTINUS coggygria 'Royal Purple'

COTINUS coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Purple smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

Striking deep purple foliage

 
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£45.00  
COTINUS coggygria 'Rubrifolius'

COTINUS coggygria 'Rubrifolius'

Purple smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

Purplish foliage

 
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COTINUS coggygria 'Smokey Joe'

COTINUS coggygria 'Smokey Joe'

Smoke bush, Smoketree

Fresh green foliage and large intense pink 'smoke' flowers

 
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COTINUS coggygria 'Young Lady'

COTINUS coggygria 'Young Lady'

Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

Outstandingly large silky flowers with a tinge of pink in summer

 
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COTINUS 'Grace'

COTINUS 'Grace'

Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

Large soft purplish leaves turning scarlet in autumn and large purplish flower clusters

 
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£37.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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