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Cotinus coggygria 'Old Fashioned'

Old Fashioned Smokebush

Smokebush

Comments

Beautiful reddish-purple new foliage matures to blue-green; billowy puffs of fuchsia-purple 'smoke' cover this shrub for a truly unusual and breathtaking effect; will stop you dead in your tracks to take another look; brilliant red fall color

Description

Beautiful reddish-purple new foliage matures to blue-green; billowy puffs of fuchsia-purple 'smoke' cover this shrub for a truly unusual and breathtaking effect; will stop you dead in your tracks to take another look; brilliant red fall color

Landscape Attributes

Old Fashioned Smokebush is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Old Fashioned Smokebush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Old Fashioned Smokebush will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

8 feet

8 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

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