The Velvet Fog® Smokebush Cotinus coggygria
- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
The Velvet Fog smokebush is the most floriferous we have ever seen.That means you get more of what this perennially popular flowering shrub does best: big, showy, smoky seedheads in summer. The red-pink plumes make a really nice, appealing contrast with the blue-green foliage. Fantastic planted as a specimen or hedge, thanks to its lush, full branching and form.
Available at better garden centers in spring 2021.
Top reasons to grow The Velvet Fog smokebush:
- More flowers than conventional smokebush
- Bright pink plumes are colorful for weeks every summer
- Handsome blue-green foliage looks beautiful even when the plant isn't in bloomResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:60 - 96 InchesSpacing:72 InchesSpread:72 InchesFlower Colors:GreenFlower Colors:PinkFoliage Colors:BlueFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Blue-greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Mid SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageSoil Fertility Requirement:Average SoilSoil PH Category:Acidic SoilSoil PH Category:Alkaline SoilSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Makes a lovely specimen or addition to perennial gardens and flower borders.Maintenance Notes:
It's best to avoid pruning smokebush regularly, though you may selectively remove branches to attain the shape you desire. It's quite versatile and easy to grow. Can be trained and pruned to grow as a tree or a shrub, depending on your preference.The Velvet Fog® Cotinus coggygria 'SMNCCPP3' USPP 32,352, Can PBRAF