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Lilla Smoke Bush

Cotinus coggygria 'Lilla'

A dwarf form of the beloved "Royal Purple' cultivar, perfectly proportioned for smaller gardens. Forms a small, rounded, deciduous shrub with all of the color and interest of its larger cousin. Frothy plumes of pink flowers rise above the wine red foliage in the summer. Oval leaves turn shades of bright orange, coral, and red in the fall. A big impact in sunny borders with very low maintenance.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established water deeply occasionally.

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Botanical Pronunciationkoh-TY-nus kog-GY-gree-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasDark foliage, smoky blooms, and warm fall colors make this an excellent addition to the garden. Plant it with other shrubs of contrasting foliage colors to accentuate its dramatic color or use it as an informal specimen.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorPurple
Garden StyleRustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Small Spaces
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established water deeply occasionally.
Companion PlantsNinebark (Ninebark); Switch Grass (Panicum); Potentilla (Potentilla); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Black-Eyed-Susan (Rudbeckia)

Easy to grow in average soils; requires excellent drainage. Tolerates poor, rocky, infertile soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize in spring. Prune heavily every few years to promote new growth with larger, more colorful foliage.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10

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