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.

Additional information

Dimensions6 × 5 ft
Botanical Name

Cotinus coggygria 'SMNCCPP3' ppaf, cbraf

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Pink

Foliage Color

Blue

Height

5-8'

Width/Spread

6'

Exposure

Full Sun

Soil

Any, Dry

Bloom Time

Summer

Uses

Borders, Foundations, Low Hedges, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Cut flower, Deer resistant, Fall interest

SKU: 19628 Plant Type:

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.

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