Go Back Smokebush Grace

Cotinus 'Grace'
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Plant Type: Deciduous Shrubs

A Drummer hybrid of C. obovatus and C. ‘Velvet Cloak’, developed at Hillier Nurseries in the U.K. Outstanding large pink flower panicles in summer are 14″ high by 11″ wide. These feathery, graceful flower panicles give this large shrub the overall effect of a cloud of pink smoke over green leaves. The leaves are 4-6″ long and when young have a red tinge to them, turning to a blue-green with the summer. ‘Grace’ can be used effectively in the landscape as a small ornamental tree or a large shrub. Best in full sun to light shade and evenly moist soils. May die back in Zone 4, but will regrow easily from the roots.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Flower Color

Large, pink flower panicles

Foliage Color

Red tinged leaves when young, turning blue-green in summer.

Plant Spread

8-15'

Good Companions

Plant Height

15-25'

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-7

Soil Moisture

well drained


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance

Exposure

full to part sun

Growth Rate

Fast

Seasonal Interests

spring/summer