Smokebush (Cotinus coggygria)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Smokebush (Cotinus coggygria)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
10 to 15 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
10 to 15 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
large, wide-spreading, upright shrub; 10-15’ tall and wide; some cultivars have purple leaves; orange-yellow to purplish fall color; showy, yellowish to white, long lasting flowers in large clusters in summer that resemble puffs of smoke; some cultivars have smoky pink to purple flowers; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; drought and urban tolerant; susceptible to verticillium wilt; do not shear; native to Europe and Asia; green leaved forms are hardy to zone 4b; purple leaved cultivars are hardy to zone 5 and should be planted in protected locations

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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