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Smokebush, The Velvet Fog

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Short Description

Abundance of beautiful billowy puffs of pink fog in mid-summer.

Full Description

Beautiful specimen selected for its outstanding flower interest. ‘The Velvet Fog’ blooms profusely in mid-summer with beautiful billowy puffs of pink fog, making a smoke-like screen. Cotinus coggygria, commonly known as smoke tree or smokebush, is an easy to grow deciduous shrub. As the name suggests, its billowy clusters, turning hazy pink to purple in summer, cover the tree with fluffy, smoke-like puffs throughout. Will tolerate a wide range of soils—anything but wet—prefers dry soil and good drainage. For best color effects, prune very lightly in early spring. We recommend using as a single specimen in sunny areas, or as a striking accent plant in sunny perennial border.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.


Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

5-8 feet

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

6 feet

Bloom Season The time of the year when this product normally blooms.


Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers

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Mar 16, 2020

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Full Sun, Part Sun
5-8 feet
6 feet
Bloom Season
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Cut Flowers
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Cotinus coggygria
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