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Cotinus coggygria ‘Flame’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A large deciduous shrub, Cotinus coggygria 'Flame' has dark green leaves which turn stunning shades of bright orange, red and yellow in autumn before falling. In the summer large panicles of smoke-like dark pink flowers appear which stand out well against the green foliage.

Cotinus coggygria 'Flame' is a fairly unusual and excellent, hardy garden shrub for vivid autumn colour.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Cotinus coggygria ‘Flame’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Fertile, well drained soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: June - July.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Cotinus coggygria 'Flame' grows to be a large rounded shrub (can be pruned if required).
Height: up to 4 m (13 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft).

Pruning: In smaller gardens, Cotinus coggygria 'Flame' can be pruned back hard in March each year to encourage fresh new growth and reduce the end size.

Plant Finder: about Cotinus coggygria ‘Flame’

Common names

Smoke bush


Cotinus coggygria ‘Flame’ (Smoke bush). Has dark green leaves which turn bright orange-red in autumn. Large, plume-like, purple-pink flowers are borne in late summer.


Grow in any fine soil, with full sun which is essential. It is drought tolerant and very easy to grow.

Interest and use


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Cotinus coggygria ‘Flame’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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