Smoke Tree 'Young Lady'

Cotinus coggygria 'Young Lady' | Also known as: Royal Purple 'Young Lady' | Rating: 3 votes | Print / Pdf

Cotinus coggygria is also known as smoke tree as the delicate feathery blooms look rather like plumes of smoke. It's a large shrub with lots of branches. It can grow to over 20 feet high. The leaves are a purple colour, rounded oval in shape, with a waxy texture and a glossy look. The tiny flowers grow in loose clusters giving the smoke-like appearance, pink or purple in colour. It's a popular ornamental plant that has been given an RHS Award of Garden Merit. The wood of this plant has been historically used to create a yellow dye.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 2 - 3
Spread [m]
  • 1.8
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Yellow
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
  • layering
Growth habit
  • Bushy
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-9
Heat zone
  • H9-3
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -1
Heat days
  • 7 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Trees
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • Bonsai
  • Tough survivors
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
Garden spaces
  • Cut flowers
  • Specimen
  • Architectural
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years
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Cotinus coggygria is also known as smoke tree as the delicate feathery blooms look rather like plumes of smoke. It's a large shrub with lots of branches. It can grow to over 20 feet high. The leaves are a purple colour, rounded oval in shape, with a waxy texture and a glossy look. The tiny flowers grow in loose clusters giving the smoke-like appearance, pink or purple in colour. It's a popular ornamental plant that has been given an RHS Award of Garden Merit. The wood of this plant has been historically used to create a yellow dye.

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