Cotinus coggygria Velvet Cloak (Smoke Bush)

Grown for foliage that emerges maroon red, then becomes a deeper shade of red-purple, before turning carmine red in the fall. In summer, large purplish-pink feathery plumes appear and gives the shrub a ‘smoky’ appearance. Upright loose habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late spring
10-15 ft tall x 15-20 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture