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

COTINUS coggygria

 
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  • 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
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • 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)
 

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COTINUS coggygria 'Flame'

COTINUS coggygria 'Flame'

Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

large green leaves which turn brilliant orange-red

 
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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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COTINUS coggygria 'Lilla'

COTINUS coggygria 'Lilla'

Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

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

 
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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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COTINUS coggygria 'Royal Purple'

COTINUS coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Purple smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

striking deep purple foliage

 
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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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