Cotinus Plant Profile and Growing Hints
If you are looking for a great foliage plant with spectacular flowers as well then Cotinus are well worth considering for many landscaping situations.
Cotinus plants are commonly called ‘Smokebush’, the species is Cotinus coggygria ,and a number of varieties are offered for sale by wholesale growers in Australia.
Grown for the colorful foliage as well as the trademark plumes of flowers that rise above in autumn they are a useful landscaping plant, used as hedging plants as well as background plants in the border.
The display of flowers in autumn is so good on some varieties that they could easily take pride of place in a landscape design.
Foliage colour varies from green to red, all are hardy and drought tolerant and all grow well in full sun.
Generally offered as potted specimen plants by wholesale growers.
Cotinus coggygria Varieties
Wholesale nurseries and growers offer a number of named cultivars including.
- C. coggyria ‘Royal Purple’ – Dark purple leaves on a slow growing bush
- C. coggyria ‘Velvet Cloak’ – Good autumn colour and purple leaves
- C. coggyria ‘Grace’ – Very good purple foliage, bright and lively, good autumn tones of red and crimson.
- C. coggyria ‘Young Lady’ – One of the best flowering varieties, pink and white flowers in profusion from an early age (Recommended)
- C. coggyria ‘Golden Spirit’ – One with different foliage to most being a lime green to yellow, best grown in part shade.
- C. coggyria ‘Flame’ – Tall pink inflorescences in autumn and brilliant red coloured foliage at this time/
Cotinus are available from the following wholesale Nurseries
Mob: 0421 821 307 Fax: 03 9752 0976
Quality Trees and Shrubs. Large range of ornamental and fruiting plants. Supplying Landscapers and Retail Nurseries. Strictly Wholesale. All states except WA.
17 McCarthy Rd Monbulk, Vic, 3793, Australia
Specialising in propagation and production of over 900 species / varieties of ornamental plants, perennials & rare plants. Supplying nurseries, landscapers & others. Minimum quantities apply! Contact us to discuss plants or growing requirements.
82 David Hill Rd Monbulk (Opposite Vika Ave)
Japanese Maple and Magnolia specialists, Wholesale and Retail. Large range of other deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees and shrubs.
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.