Velvet Cloak Smokebush Tree ( cotinus )

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Velvet Cloak Smokebush Tree

Cotinus coggygria velvet cloak


‘Velvet Cloak’ is a purple-leaved version of the European species. It is a deciduous, upright, loose-spreading, multi-stemmed shrub that typically grows 10-15’ tall, however it can easily be kept more compact through annual pruning. Smoketree gets its common name from the billowy Flowers which turn a smoky pink to purplish pink in summer, thus covering the tree with fluffy, hazy, smoke-like puffs. Deep purple leaves up to 3” long retain their color throughout the growing season, and turn an attractive orange-red in fall.


Mature Height : 10-15 Feet

Mature Width : 6-8 Feet

Exposure : Full sun

Hardiness Zones : 5-8