Smoke Tree
Cotinus coggygria 'Young Lady'

Family: Anacardiaceae (an-a-kard-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cotinus (ko-TYE-nus) (Info)
Species: coggygria (kog-GY-gree-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Young Lady

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Oxford, Connecticut

Downers Grove, Illinois

Louisville, Kentucky

Polson, Montana

Ringwood, New Jersey

Vale, North Carolina

Portland, Oregon

Knoxville, Tennessee

Lexington, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

show all

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 1, 2012, sunsprite from Downers Grove, IL wrote:

I got two plants about seven years ago from ForestFarm, my main mail order source for small trees and shrubs. They were about 1.5' tall but began "smoking" right away. Next spring they were so late to leaf out, I almost dug them out. Now I know to wait, they do take their sweet time! They also were slow growing in the beginning. Bloomed like crazy, but for about two years stayed around 2'. Then picked up speed, and now are about 7'. Beautiful shrubs. They never showed any fall color here, I fugured out they need long days of cool weather, and it gets too cold here too soon. But small size, the abundance of "smoke" and healthy green foliage totally make up for absence of fall color for me. Highly recommend.