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botanical name:
Cotinus 'Grace'
Cotinus 'Grace' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Smoke bush
family:  Anacardiaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 3.50m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Hybrid smoke bush. Attractive large wine red-purple colour leaves and dusky purplish pink clouds of wispy flowers. Orange-red autumn colouring. The most outstanding of the Dummer hybrids.

cultivation:
Any reasonable, well drained soil. Best foliage colour in full sun. Thrives well in areas with warm, dry summers.

other notes:
Hybrid of Cotinus obovatus x Cotinus coggygria 'Velver Cloak'. Raised by Peter Dummer of Hillier Nurseries, in 1979. Named after his wife.

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