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Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak'

Smoke bush

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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, popular for their summer interest and autumn colour. Their summer flowers give the appearance of a smoky haze over the branch tips, hence the name 'smoke bush'. Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak' has deep purple leaves that turn red-orange before falling in autumn.

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.


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