COTINUS coggygria 'Smokey Joe'

Commonly known as Smoke bush, Smoketree

Fresh green foliage and large intense pink 'smoke' flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Oval leaves to 7cm (3in) long turning yellow to orange and red in autumn.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Compact, bushy shrub.
  • 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 'Smokey Joe'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Early blooming on 1 year old wood. An excellent container subject.
    Pests & Diseases
    Verticillium wilt
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. UK. Peter Moore, Longstock Nursery, Hampshire.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • 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
    Moderately fertile
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Cotinus - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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