Growing Cotinus (Smokebush)

Latin Name Pronunciation: koh-ty'nus

Grow Cotinus in full sun to part shade in average soil (will also tolerate rather poor, dry soil) that has good drainage. Space 8' apart. Cotinus will grow 10–15′ high, and can grow wider than high at 10–15′ wide.

Use as a strong accent in shrub or mixed borders. With its colorful foliage, this multi-stemmed shrub is grown for the fluffy purplish red "smoke" formed on the 6–8″ flower heads after bloom.