Smoke bush

Cotinus 'Grace'

Smoke bush - Cotinus  'Grace'

Common Name: Smoke bush
Genus: Cotinus
Cultivar: 'Grace'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has colourful autumn foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 6.00 m (600 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 5.00 m (500 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: Purple, RedFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

In July and August this vigorous deciduous shrub is festooned with fluffy plumes of purplish-pink flowers that look like a haze of smoke. The large purple-tinted oval leaves turn a brilliant shade of translucent red in autumn. This is an excellent specimen plant for a sunny shrub or mixed border.

  • Garden care: In late winter or early spring remove any misplaced, diseased or crossing branches. Alternatively to produce larger leaves cut the stems back hard to within two or three buds of the base in early spring. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.


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