Cotinus






Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit'

Smoke bush: grown for its unusual bright golden foliage. lovely round yellow leaves (to 3 inches long) suffused with green retain good colour throughout summer, but turn amber, burgundy, scarlet in fall.
 
Height: 8 ft.
Width: 6 ft.
Water: Moderate water once established
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 4





Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Features deep maroon foliage all summer long, turning to red in fall; flowers and reddish inflorescence produce a fuzzy, smoky appearance throughout summer, hence the name. Deciduous.
 
Height: 8-15 ft.
Width: 8-15 ft.
Water: Drought tolerant once established
Blooms: Summer
Exposure: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5
 





Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak'

This shrub or small tree has stunning deep purple foliage that turns orange-red in autumn. It has plume-like seed heads, which appear after the flowers and give a long-lasting, smoky haze to branch tips.
 
Height: 10-15 ft.
Width: 10-15 ft.
Water: Average water needs
Blooms: Early-Late Summer
Exposure: Full sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness: Zone 5




Cotinus X 'Grace'

Cross between the European smoke bush (C. coggygria) and the American smoke tree (C. obovatus) with multiseason interest. Its iridescent spring foliage is green overlaid with red; then its large pink clouds of blooms in summer are followed by brilliant autumn foliage that ranges from red to orange. 'Grace' combines well with just about anything; asters, ornamental grasses, and Japanese maples are good places to start.

Height: 10-15 ft.
Width: 10-15 ft.
Water: Well-drained soil. Medium moisture.
Blooms: Early Summer - Summer
Exposure: Full sun
Hardiness: Zone 5