Cotinus species /Purple Smoke Tree

Cotinus species  / Cotinus species
Plumes of beautiful flowers in spring
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Plumes of beautiful flowers in spring

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Scientific Name: Cotinus species
Common Name: Purple Smoke Tree
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: The purple foliage and the showy reddish-purple flowers make this an outstanding specimen in the spring and summer landscape in the upper South. Flowering is rather sporadic in the lower South. Plant in a sunny location with well drained soil.