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Smoke
Bush


Cotinus


Description:

Will grow best in a sunny location with well-drained soil but it also can be useful in dry, rocky soils .  Smoke Bush definitely has year-round interest with its summer and fall foliage color and spring "smoky" blooms! (Pollen can cause significant allergies and contact with sap can cause a rash)

 

Common Name: Smoke Bush, Smoke Tree, Wig Tree
Botanical Name: Cotinus
Type: Deciduous Shrub
Growth Rate: Slow
Soil Preference: This plant will tolerate drought and some salt and will grow in dry soil but prefers well-drained/loamy, sandy or clay soils with a pH of acidic to alkaline.
Light Requirements: Full sun
Attributes: Nice fall color; flowers in summer give the appearance of smoke, hence the name "Smoke Bush"; deer resistant
Pests: Leaf roller may mine and roll leaves in May
Diseases: Leaf spots, scab, Verticillium Wilt, stem canker
Care: Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Cotinus coggygria 'Daydream'
Smoke Bush
zones 5-8
 
Description:  One of the best selections with green foliage.  The dense blooms are very full.  Has a more compact habit than other varieties.  Thank you to William A. Hoch, UW Horticulture for image use.  Visit www.midwestlandscapeplants.org   
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 10'
Spread: 10'


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Cotinus x coggygria 'Golden Spirit'
Smoke Bush
zones 4-9
 
Description:  An exceptional new plant with outstanding foliage color!  Its spring foliage ranges from lime green to brilliant gold then followed by fall colors in shades of coral, orange and red.  The foliage does not usually scorch in full sun unless it is very dry.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-5'
Spread: 4-5'


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Cotinus x coggygria 'Grace'
Smoke Bush
zones 5-9
 
Description:   Leaves emerge light red darkening through summer. The frothy pink flowers bloom in spring. Looks like a pink cloud when in full flower. Disease free, too! 
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Purple, reddish-purple fall color
Height: 15'
Spread: 15'


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Cotinus coggygria 'Pink Champagne'
Smoke Bush
zones 5-8
 
Description:  A green leaved selection with a light mauve margin, pink blooms and an upright habit.  Fall color is scarlet, orange and yellow. Thank you to Whitman Farms, Oregon for image.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 10-15'
Spread: 15-25'


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Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'
Smoke Bush
zones 5-8
 
Description:  Purplish-red blooms from spring to summer.  Pinkish-purple leaf color turns to reddish-purple by fall.  Slow grower.
Bloom Color: Purple-Red
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Purple
Height: 10-15'
Spread: 15-25'


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Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak'
Smoke Bush
zones 5-8
 
Description:  A handsome purple form maintaining good color through most of the summer.  Fall color is reddish-purple. 
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Purple, reddish-purple fall color
Height: 10-15'
Spread: 15-25'


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Cotinus 'Young Lady'
Smoke Bush
zones 4-7
 
Description:  A new introduction from the Netherlands!  Frothy pink blooms cover every inch of this plant in early summer all the way until frost.  Green summer leaves turn to yellow in fall.  Thank you to Spring Meadow Nurseries for image.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Summer to frost
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-6'
Spread: 4-6'

 


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