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Cotinus coggygria ‘Purpureus’

Smoke bush

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  • Cotinus coggygria ‘Purpureus’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & July
  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green purple

Description

Cotinus coggygria ‘Purpureus’ (Smoke bush). 'Purpureus' bears purple flowers.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

S.Europe to C.China

Interest and use

Specimen, ornamental, landscape, patio. Summer interest.

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  • Cotinus coggygria ‘Purpureus’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

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

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate the species by simple layering, softwood or greenwood cuttings in the summer or by seeds in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to wilt and powdery mildew.

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