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COTINUS 'Grace'

Commonly known as Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree



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

  • Deciduous - oval, purple leaves to 10cm (4in) long, turning brilliant translucent red in autumn.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height - 6m (20ft)
  • Spread - 5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub - vigorous shrub or small tree.
  • 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 - to produce best colour.
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - susceptible to Verticillium wilt. Powdery mildew may affect purple-leaved varieties.
  • Place of origin - southern Europe to central China
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Leaf colour (if not green) - Purple
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
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6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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