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Smoke bush or Venetian Sumach

Genus: Cotinus.

Species: Cotinus coggygria.

Fully hardy
Full sun or part shade

Light mid-green leaves turning orange and red in autumn. Dusty mauve flowers that look like puffs of smoke or feather plumes appear in June and July.

PRUNE: Group 1 or 7 in spring (only if necessary)

PROPAGATION: Remove rooted suckers from parent bush and plant in autumn.

NOTE: Oct 2009 - after it flowered it started looking slightly poorly, slight misshaping of the leaves but I could see not sign of bugs so I've fed it and left it alone. Now looks a bit better.

Photos of this plant

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