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Existing Bonsai A To Z Entry for Cotinus (SmokeTree)

Cotinus (SmokeTree)

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Cotinus (SmokeTree) - Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) Bonsai Care

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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