Smoke Tree - Shrub

Cotinus coggygria 
Smoke Tree
Decorative shrubs require little maintenance and come in many different shapes and sizes. Some species may even attract more insects, butterflies and birds to your garden. These decorative shrubs can be used in your garden in a variety of ways: at the back of a border, as a stand alone plant or as dividers — they make your garden much more vibrant.
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5-12 Working Days
Details
£ 16.95

  • Free delivery

Flowering Period

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Planting and flowering details
  • Planting
  • What do I need?
    • A trowel
    • Garden peat, compost, hydrograins and sand
    • Water

    Water first
    Place the smoke tree in a bucket of lukewarm water first.

    In a pot
    Add sand, garden peat, hydrograins and compost to a large pot and then plant the Cotinus. Place the tree at the proper height, so that the top of the root ball is just below ground level. Fill the hole up with potting soil and press firmly. Give the Cotinus water right away.

    In the garden
    Smoke trees thrive in wind-protected, sunny locations and in soil that drains well. The soil needs to be nutrient-rich, but it is all right if it is a bit dry. Create a spacious hole for planting and till the soil well. Add sand, garden peat, hydrograins and compost to the hole and then plant the Cotinus. Place the tree at the proper height, so that the top of the root ball is just below ground level. Fill the hole up with potting soil and press firmly. Give the Cotinus water right away.
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  • Care
  • What do I need?
    • Pruning shears

    Maintenance
    Not necessary.

    Pruning
    Smoke trees do not grow quickly, so you only need to prune them for aesthetic reasons. In March, you can cut back the branches that don’t look as nice.
    If you want to dramatically prune the Cotinus, only leave the three primary stems behind. The shrub will need a year to recover, but it will grow quite vigorously once it does. If you want to turn the Cotinus into a small tree, cut away everything and only allow one stem to continue growing. You can prune the shrub to your liking once it has bloomed.
     
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Cotinus coggygria 
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 5 years guarantee
    Color Purple
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun
    Flowering period July - September
    Growing height70 - 150 cm
    Planting distance50 - 70 cm
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