COTINUS coggygria 'Old Fashioned'

Commonly known as 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 'Old Fashioned'

 
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Small £16.00 each 
Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Large £35.00 each 
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 3 - 5 Litre

 

  • Deciduous
    Oval leaves to 7cm (2¾in) long turning brilliant pinkish red in autumn
  • Yellow
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tall 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 - can be pruned in late winter to produce colourful new shoots
  • Pests & Diseases
    Verticillium wilt
  • Place of origin
    southern Europe to central China. Garden origin. Netherlands. H. Kolster Nurseries. Chance seedling
  • 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
  • Spring
  • 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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