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COTINUS coggygria

Commonly known as Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

Green leaves with attractive autumn colouring
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - oval, mid-green leaves to 7cm (3in) long, turning yellow to orange and red in autumn.
  • Height - 5m (16ft)
  • Spread - 5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub - or small tree. Panicles of small ovoid fruit follow the smoke-like plumes of flowers.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - susceptible to Verticillium wilt.
  • Place of origin - southern Europe to central China.
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - inconspicuous flowers in filamentous panicles to 15cm (6in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Pruning group 4 - Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7 - for larger leaves
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
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Cotinus - Growing Guide
5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

Buy Varieties of COTINUS coggygria

COTINUS coggygria 'Flame'  AWARD

COTINUS coggygria 'Flame'  >


Commonly known as: Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree.
Large green leaves which turn brilliant orange-red
Small £15.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.
Large £30.00 each
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COTINUS coggygria 'Golden Spirit'  AWARD

COTINUS coggygria 'Golden Spirit'  >


Commonly known as: Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree.
Attractive yellow foliage all through the summer followed by beautiful red and orange shades in the autumn
Small £16.00 each
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Large £30.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

COTINUS coggygria 'Lilla'

COTINUS coggygria 'Lilla'  >


Commonly known as: Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree.
Compact habit with red-purple leaves and panicles of fluffy pink flowers
Small £15.00 each
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Large £30.00 each
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COTINUS coggygria 'Old Fashioned'

COTINUS coggygria 'Old Fashioned'  >


Commonly known as: 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
Small £15.00 each
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Large £30.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

COTINUS coggygria 'Royal Purple'  AWARD

COTINUS coggygria 'Royal Purple'  >


Commonly known as: Purple smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree.
Striking deep purple foliage
£16.00 each
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Large £35.00 

COTINUS coggygria 'Rubrifolius'

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Commonly known as: Purple smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree.
Purplish foliage
£15.00 each
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COTINUS coggygria 'Smokey Joe'

COTINUS coggygria 'Smokey Joe'  >


Commonly known as: Smoke bush, Smoketree.
Fresh green foliage and large intense pink 'smoke' flowers
Small £15.00 each
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Large £30.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

COTINUS coggygria 'Young Lady'  AWARD

COTINUS coggygria 'Young Lady'  >


Commonly known as: Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree.
Outstandingly large silky flowers with a tinge of pink in summer
£14.50 each
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