COTINUS coggygria 'Lilla'

Commonly known as Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

Compact habit with red-purple leaves and panicles of fluffy pink flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Oval leaves turning orange and red in autumn
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Pink
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Bushy shrub
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

COTINUS coggygria 'Lilla'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Dwarf version of 'Royal Purple'. Hard pruning periodically will increase leaf size
    Pests & Diseases
    Susceptible to Verticillium wilt, powdery mildew
    Place of origin
    Southern Europe to central China. Garden origin. 2010. Hungary. Miklósné Józsa
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Inconspicuous flowers in filamentous panicles to 15cm (6in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Purple
  • 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
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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Cotinus - Growing Guide
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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