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Plant Species of the genus Cotinus

Information about this genus
Name: Cotinus
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Smoke bushes will grow in a wide range of soils and climatic conditions but are best in a well-drained site in full sun. As with many trees from cool-temperate climates, better autumn colors are achieved where winters are cold. Prune to remove dead wood or to shorten long straggly branches. Propagation is from seed sown in autumn or hardwood cuttings in late summer.
Description: This genus contains 3 species of deciduous trees or shrubs found in North America and across southern Europe to central China. It belongs to the same family as Rhus, to which it is closely related, and like members of that genus can cause contact dermatitis. Cotinus are valuable garden plants having a long season of interest. In summer myriads of tiny flowers are borne on long panicles giving a hazy effect to the plant, hence the common name of smoke bush. In autumn their broadly oval leaves color to shades of red, yellow and orange.

Specie Vernacular Zone
coggygria 5-10
Cotinus ?Grace? 5?10
Cotinus obovatus 5-10

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