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Cotinus coggygria

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This grower is sure of this plant identification.

Seriously fabulous example, not sure of variety but no green at all to leaves (possibly Royal purple, probably not Grace). Scarlet autumn colour. Cuttings available to anyone who will return a plant to me.

Cotinus coggygria | London, SW11
Plant Size
100cm × 100cm

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Plant Finder: about Cotinus coggygria

Common names

Cotoneaster, Smoke tree, Wig tree, Venetian sumac, Burning bush, Purple smoke tree


Cotinus coggygria (Cotoneaster). This species is an upright bushy shrub or tree from southern Europe to central China, It can reach 4m in height. It will produce light green ovate to elliptic leaves that in the autumn are deep orange and bronze. The dense panicle feather-like flowers are buff at first then will become grey with age 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

Specimen, ornamental, landscape, patio. Summer interest.

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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