Also known as
Venetian Sumach, Smoke Tree, American Smoke Tree, Hungarian Sumac, Indian Sumac, Purple Fringe, Scotino, Turkish Sumac, Tyrolean Sumac, Venus's Sumach, Wig Tree, Young Fustic, Zante Wood, European Smoketree, Fustet, Common Smoketree, Sumach
Cotinus coggygria 003 by Kor!An (Андрей Корзун) (CC BY-SA 3.0)
20 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Smoke Bush Overview
Cotinus coggygria is well known by many common names, including Smoke Bush after its prolific, fluffy flowers. It is a large, deciduous shrub species with a bushy growth habit. It typically reaches over 5m in height, producing rounded leaves which display attractive yellow and red autumn colouration. Flowers are feathery and arranged in spherical clusters at the top of the plant, they are pink in colour, fading over time to a greyish shade.
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Grown for their divided, ash-like foliage, autumn colour and, in some species, showy fruit clusters.