London (change)
Today 8°C / 3°C
Tomorrow 7°C / 3°C

Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak'

Smoke bush

Reader rating

From 2 ratings

+ Add a review

Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Grey

Feature

Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak'

Plant details

Smoke bushes are shapely rounded shrubs or small trees. There are green and purple-leafed forms, both of which are covered in summer with a smoky haze of soft open flower plumes. Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak' has deep purple leaves that turn a fiery red-orange before falling in autumn.

Grow Continus 'Velvet Cloak' in well-drained fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or leafmould. It requires little or no pruning.

Family: Anacardiaceae

Genus: Cotinus

Species: coggygria

Cultivar: Velvet Cloak

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Grey

Foliage colour: Purple

Feature: Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 400cm

Spread: 400cm

Flowering period: June to August


Reader reviews

flowering rose

lovely plant looks when in leaf.It suits being a back ground plant and I trim mine to keep it under control.


flowering rose

lovely plant looks when in leaf.It suits being a back ground plant and I trim mine to keep it under control.


Add your own review

Please register or login to add a review