Cotinus coggygria

Smoke Bush, Smoke Tree, Smoke Wood

The airy clusters that appear after flowering look like pink smoke and give this group of plants their name. A few weeks after blooming, they turn brown or grayish. This 10- to 12-foot-tall shrub to small tree also has colorful fall foliage. Unpruned, plants can reach 20 feet tall. Likes poor, rocky soil. Can be started by seed, but best from cuttings of plants known to produce many smoky clusters. Can also buy plants in spring. Female plants generally produce more "smoke". Prune in early spring.
Cotinus coggygria, Smoke Bush, Smoke Tree, Smoke Wood
Smoky clusters appear on this deciduous tree or shrub against round or oval light green leaves. Leaves turn red or yellow in autumn.

Attributes - Cotinus coggygria

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 ft. to 25 ft.

Width: 25 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Susceptible to Powdery Mildew.

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