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Cotinus coggygria 'Smoke Tree'

Cotinus coggygria - The Smoke Bush

Known as the Smoke Tree, Cotinus coggygria is a small bushy plant grown for the colorful foliage. However on of the outstanding feature are the plumes of seed heads that are held above the foliage in fall, just like a puff of smoke.

A number of named varieties are available for sale, all with differences in foliage color and growth habit, but almost all are wonderful additions to the garden.

Most varieties are stunning plants when in flower, they are easy care, have seasonal interest year found and are well suited to USDA Zones 4 - 8.


Varieties Varieties such as Cotinus 'Royal Purple' with its deep crimson to purple foliage, and Cotinus Grace which is a hybrid between Cotinus coggygria and Cotinus obovatus provide some of the best combinations of foliage and fall color available
  • Cotinus 'Royal Purple' - Wonderful deep red foliage that turns a brilliant scarlet in fall.
  • Cotinus 'Golden Spirit' - Golden pale green folaige with red to orange fall tones.
  • Cotinus 'Young Lady' - Perhaps the most prolific of all in terms of those smokey flower plumes.
  • Cotinus 'Grace' - Redish purple foliage that is a little 'lighter' than the deep purple types.

Landscaping with Cotinus

Excellent at the rear of the garden border where the foliage provides a backdrop to smaller plants and those flower heads can float above the bush from late summer through fall.


Where to buy

Cotinus Varieties are available for sale from the following nurseries

BLOOM RIVER GARDENS - phone: 541-726-8997
39744 Deerhorn Road Springfield, OR 97478