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Existing Bonsai A To Z Entry for Cotinus (SmokeTree)
- (Tree Type (Outdoors))
Cotinus (common name SmokeTree) comes in many varieties although it is Cotinus Coggygria which is used for bonsai. It is a deciduous tree which takes its name from the flowers it produces which resemble a smoke halo. There are several varieties of Cotinus coggygria available with different coloured flowers including Cotinus coggygria Purpureus that has purple/pink blooms.
Style : Large/medium sized informal upright or multi-trunk.
Warning : Purple variety susceptible to mildew. Also susceptible to Verticillium wilt generally.
Location : Ful sun or partial shade. Protection required below -5 degrees C
Repot : Every 1 to 2 years.
Soil : Basic soil mix.
Pruning : Trim to shape in growing season . Branch prune early spring.
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