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Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' (Large Plant)

Rhus cotinus, Smoke Bush, Venetian Sumach

Hardy Shrub

Cotinus is a popular, easy to grow shrub with absolutely glorious, beetroot-coloured, rounded leaves, produced in whorls around the stem. The leaves appear almost translucent on a sunny day, and change to marvellous copper tones by the autumn.

The midsummer, feathery blooms are a sight to behold, and will impress the neighbours. Cotinus is a low maintenance shrub, which is neat, bushy and lasts for many years in the garden. The Smoke Bush will grow in many different soils, and enjoys sun or shade, and does not need any complicated pruning. Height and Spread: 5m (16').


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Ideal For:
cottage gardens, cut flower garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
July, August
full sun, sun or semi shade
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Grow the Smoke Bush in a moderately fertile, well drained soil in sun or partial shade, plants are generally unfussy and a low maintenance choice of shrub for the garden.
Your Smoke Bush will require little pruning other than to maintain its shape, and to remove any dead, diseased or damaged growth. Alternatively, to produce larger, showier foliage, you can cut back stems during spring to within 2 or 3 buds of the base. After pruning, mulch the base of your plants with a few inches of well-rotted compost or manure.

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