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Striking shrub

It looks like a wig! The smoketree 'Lilla' (Cotinus coggygria) lives up to its name. This dwarf version has purple-red leaves and white flower in the summer. A compact and unique shrub that really grabs people's attention. The shrub can also be planted in a flower pot or planter on our patio or balcony. We can plant the hardy shrub all year round. The flowers bloom in the summer.The shrub does not require pruning. If you do want to prune the shrub, it's best to do so in February or March. Plant the smoketree in the sun. The shrub will grow in any well-drained soil. It's best to give it extra water during dry periodsFor an eye-catcher in your garden!

Smoketree 'Lilla' purple - Hardy plant

Cotinus coggygria 'Lilla'®

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Smoketree 'Lilla' purple - Hardy plant

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Specifications

White,Purple
Supplied as container plant
Not edible
Flowering July - September
Growing height 70 - 100 cm
6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Hardy plant
Deciduous
Location: Half shadow
Planting distance 50 - 70 cm

Planting

What do I need?
  • A trowel
  • Garden peat, compost, hydrograins and sand
  • Water

Water first
Place the smoke tree in a bucket of lukewarm water first.

In a pot
Add sand, garden peat, hydrograins and compost to a large pot and then plant the Cotinus. Place the tree at the proper height, so that the top of the root ball is just below ground level. Fill the hole up with potting soil and press firmly. Give the Cotinus water right away.

In the garden
Smoke trees thrive in wind-protected, sunny locations and in soil that drains well. The soil needs to be nutrient-rich, but it is all right if it is a bit dry. Create a spacious hole for planting and till the soil well. Add sand, garden peat, hydrograins and compost to the hole and then plant the Cotinus. Place the tree at the proper height, so that the top of the root ball is just below ground level. Fill the hole up with potting soil and press firmly. Give the Cotinus water right away.

Care

What do I need?
  • Pruning shears

Maintenance
Not necessary.

Pruning
Smoke trees do not grow quickly, so you only need to prune them for aesthetic reasons. In March, you can cut back the branches that don’t look as nice.
If you want to dramatically prune the Cotinus, only leave the three primary stems behind. The shrub will need a year to recover, but it will grow quite vigorously once it does. If you want to turn the Cotinus into a small tree, cut away everything and only allow one stem to continue growing. You can prune the shrub to your liking once it has bloomed.
 

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Striking shrub

It looks like a wig! The smoketree 'Lilla' (Cotinus coggygria) lives up to its name. This dwarf version has purple-red leaves and white flower in the summer. A compact and unique shrub that really grabs people's attention. The shrub can also be planted in a flower pot or planter on our patio or balcony. We can plant the hardy shrub all year round. The flowers bloom in the summer.The shrub does not require pruning. If you do want to prune the shrub, it's best to do so in February or March. Plant the smoketree in the sun. The shrub will grow in any well-drained soil. It's best to give it extra water during dry periodsFor an eye-catcher in your garden!

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