Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak'

Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak'

Smoke bush

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak'
  • Common name: Smoke bush
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 4m

Spread: 4m

Foliage colour:
  • Purple
  • Features: Autumn colour, Colourful new growth, Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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