• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs occasional watering; more in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Grows 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ko-TI-nus HIB-rid
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Grows 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Purple
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleRustic
    Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Mock Orange (Philadelphus); Switch Grass (Panicum); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia); Tickseed (Coreopsis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide lean to average, very well-drained soil. Water deeply at regular intervals during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer in spring. Prune heavily every few years to promote new growth with more colorful foliage.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs occasional watering; more in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This shrub is a hybrid between American smoke tree (Cotinus obovatus) and Cotinus coggygria.

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