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Cotinus - Smoke Trees

Noted for their extraordinary flower plumes which cover these deciduous shrubs with long-lasting fluffy, hazy 'smoky' puffs, Cotinus are also prized for their spectacular foliage of rounded leaves which produce magnificent fall color. Outstanding specimens in shrub borders, Cotinus are also wonderful for massing or for hedges. Easy to grow, virtually pest and disease free, low care, deer resistant and drought tolerant, they deserve a spot in the garden!

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Cotinus 'Grace' (Smokebush)

Cotinus 'Grace' (Smokebush) is a vigorous deciduous shrub noted for its attractive foliage of rounded leaves. Emerging bright wine red in spring, the leaves mature to dark red in summer, before turning glowing shades of red, orange, and gold in fall. Huge, feathery, purplish-pink flower plumes cover the plant with fluffy, hazy 'smoky' puffs in summer. When viewed en masse, these have a wispy 'smoke-like' appearance, hence the common name of Smoketree or Smokebush. A plant of exceptional beauty offering multiple seasons of interest.

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Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit' (Smokebush)

Award-winner Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit' (Smokebush) is a bushy deciduous shrub noted for its attractive foliage of almost circular leaves. Emerging fresh chartreuse in spring, the leaves mature to golden yellow in summer, before turning glowing shades of coral pink, red and orange in fall. Appearing in mid-summer, large, feathery, pinkish-white flower plumes cover the plant with fluffy, hazy 'smoky' puffs throughout early fall.

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Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' (Smokebush)

Award-winner Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' (Smokebush) is a bushy large deciduous shrub noted for its attractive foliage of rounded leaves. Emerging rich maroon-red in spring, the leaves mature to deep wine purple in summer, before turning redder in fall. Appearing in late spring, large, feathery, pink flower plumes cover the plant with fluffy, hazy 'smoky' puffs throughout summer.

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Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak' (Smokebush)

Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak' (Smokebush) is a bushy large deciduous shrub noted for its attractive foliage of rounded leaves. Emerging rich maroon-red in spring, the leaves mature to deep red-purple in summer, before turning carmine red in fall. Large, feathery, purplish-pink flower plumes cover the plant with fluffy, hazy 'smoky' puffs in summer.

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Cotinus coggygria 'Young Lady' (Smokebush)

More floriferous than most other varieties, award-winner Cotinus coggygria 'Young Lady' (Smokebush) is a bushy deciduous shrub noted for its dwarf size, flowering at a young age and profuse blooms. Appearing in late spring to mid-summer, large pink flower plumes cover the entire plant with fluffy, hazy 'smoky' puffs throughout early fall.

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Cotinus coggygria (Smokebush)

Cotinus coggygria is noted for its attractive foliage and large, airy flower plumes that extend into yellowish-pink to pinkish-purple in spring and which cover the plant with fluffy, hazy 'smoky' puffs throughout summer

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Cotinus obovatus (American Smoke Tree)

Cotinus obovatus (American Smoke Tree) is a large, deciduous shrub or small tree of oval to rounded habit, prized for its standout fall foliage, airy flower plumes and decorative bark.

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