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Cotinus coggygria (Smoke Tree, Venetian Sumach)

Cotinus coggygria (Smoke Tree, Venetian Sumach)

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Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer late), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Cotinus coggygria - Cultivation Notes

Cotinus will tolerate most soil types, in fact better autumn colour is produced on poor soils - so avoid feeding / mulching. Better leaf colour is produced when planted in full sun. Pruning is not required - trim to shape spring.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Cotinus coggygria:

  • Attractive autumn colour
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Cotinus coggygria

  • Invasive top growth

Design & Plant Use for Cotinus coggygria:

  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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