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COTINUS coggygria 'Lilla'

Commonly known as Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

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