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Cotinus coggygria – The Velvet Fog® – Smokebush

Garden Height
60 - 96
Spacing
72 - 72
Spread
72 - 72
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Green, Pink
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners

 

Smokin' hot!

The Velvet Fog smokebush is the most floriferous we have ever seen.That means you get more of what this perennially popular flowering shrub does best: big, showy, smoky seedheads in summer. The red-pink plumes make a really nice, appealing contrast with the blue-green foliage. Fantastic planted as a specimen or hedge, thanks to its lush, full branching and form.

Available at better garden centers in spring 2021.

Top reasons to grow The Velvet Fog smokebush:

- More flowers than conventional smokebush

- Bright pink plumes are colorful for weeks every summer

- Handsome blue-green foliage looks beautiful even when the plant isn't in bloom

Features

 

Smokin' hot!

The Velvet Fog smokebush is the most floriferous we have ever seen.That means you get more of what this perennially popular flowering shrub does best: big, showy, smoky seedheads in summer. The red-pink plumes make a really nice, appealing contrast with the blue-green foliage. Fantastic planted as a specimen or hedge, thanks to its lush, full branching and form.

Available at better garden centers in spring 2021.

Top reasons to grow The Velvet Fog smokebush:

- More flowers than conventional smokebush

- Bright pink plumes are colorful for weeks every summer

- Handsome blue-green foliage looks beautiful even when the plant isn't in bloom

Resists: Deer

Maintenance Notes

It's best to avoid pruning smokebush regularly, though you may selectively remove branches to attain the shape you desire. It's quite versatile and easy to grow. Can be trained and pruned to grow as a tree or a shrub, depending on your preference.

Uses Notes

Makes a lovely specimen or addition to perennial gardens and flower borders.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On Old Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point

Soil Fertility Average Soil

Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Alkaline Soil, Neutral Soil