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Cotinus coggygria var. purpurea

Cotinus coggygria var. purpurea

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Smokebush is a flashy, fast growing plant that thrives on poor conditions and neglect. Foliage emerges a brilliant red in spring, darkens to a deep green-purple as summer progresses, then turns back to a bright red as fall approaches. Plumes of smokey-pink flowers adorn the plant in summer (if not cut back).

We never have flowers on the plant in our garden as we prune it hard to maintain a smaller size. This plant grows rapidly! The first photo shows our young plant in early May, the second in early July.

Zones: 4 to 8

Family: Anacardiaceae

Type: Deciduous Shrub

Height: 10 to 15 ft.

Spread: 15 to 20 ft.

Exposure: Full Sun

Soil Conditions: Average, poor, well-drained

Bloom Time: May to July

Native Range: southern Europe to central China

Image Credits:

  • Image 1 (form) Ali McEnhill at The Old Dairy, late April 2023
  • Image 2 (form) Ali McEnhill at The Old Dairy, late July 2023
  • Image 2 (in flower) Photo by David J. Stang, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Common
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