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Smoke bush - Cotinus coggygria (latin)

Areas of origin: Southern Europe to central China.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 3 metres, width up to 3 metres (9.8').
Foliage: Deciduous.
Soil type: All. Avoid that which is very wet.
Hardiness: Hardy tolerant to -20°C.
Exposure: Full sun.

Properties and uses:
The foliage turns red in autumn. The most interesting characteristic is the long pinkish filaments on the stems of the bloom clusters which create a striking cloudlike effect through the summer. This shrub is very popular both planted alone or within a mix of plants as it is an original feature. The sap is irritant to the skin and mucous membranes. The wood is rich in tannin.

The Cotinus coggygria is used in the following flowering hedges :
Flowering Hedge 'Julie'

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