Though Cotinus tolerates pruning well, it typically needs little regular pruning. Cut selectively as needed. Note that Cotinus blooms on old wood, so spring pruning will remove flowers for the year. Avoid cutting into thick stems unless removing them entirely.
The Velvet Fog® Smokebush
Very large pink plumes develop in mid-summer, covering the waxy blue-green foliage. It’s a stunning color combination. The Velvet Fog smokebush was selected for its outstanding flower production as well as its dense growth, providing a lusher look than conventional cotinus.
|Dimensions||6 × 5 ft|
Cotinus coggygria 'SMNCCPP3' ppaf, cbraf
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Borders, Foundations, Low Hedges, Specimen
Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Fall interest