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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
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.

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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