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15 - 20cm Cotinus coggygria 'Rubrifolius' | Smoke Tree | 9cm Pot

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15 - 20cm Cotinus coggygria 'Rubrifolius' | Smoke Tree | 9cm Pot

Often cited by gardeners as the 'Smoke Tree', Cotinus coggygria 'Rubrifolius' is characterised by its round, burgundy leaves that will mature to deep red come autumn.

With a bushy habit, this shrub is wonderful for adding an architectural edge to your garden. In summer, plumes of pink inconspicuous flowers will emerge, which many consider to resemble smoke! Hardy even in severe winters and generally pest free, this shrub will make a reliable choice for the novice gardener.


  • Grown by a Trusted UK Nursery
  • Perfect for the Beginner Gardener
  • Abundant, Wine-Coloured Foliage
  • Plumes of Pink Flowers in Summer
  • Suited to Every Garden Style

About your Plant
  • Planting Requirements
  • Planting Essentials
  • The key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, which is determined by a shrub's eventual height and spread.

Your shrub will be sent directly from our trusted grower, based in the heart of England. This means that you'll receive a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day, and at your door the following. Our expert nursery has spent decades perfecting the art of watering, feeding, and pruning shrubs, and will do so until hours before they are packed.

All of our shrubs are very easy to grow (unless specified). Below, we address some common queries surrounding your shrub's care:

Position: Most shrubs tolerate full sun or partial shade. We advise that you apply mulch when planting, as this will help retain moisture in the soil.

Soil Types: It is important to avoid waterlogged soils, which will starve a plant's roots of oxygen, risking plant death.

Hardiness: This species will remain hardy throughout most parts of the UK.

Bare root and containerised plants have differing planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak the roots in water for up to two hours before planting, and with containerised plants, you should drench their rootball.

For bare root plants, it is also beneficial to prune any woody roots back a few inches, and if you have a containerised plant, you should free any spiralized roots that are growing around the rootball's circumference. When planting, bare root plants need a graft point that is above the soil, but for containerised plants, it is better to have their pot sitting no less than an inch below the ground.

Bare root and containerised plants also share some of their planting needs; dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball, and fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil. After this, add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. After providing a generous watering, you can finish with a later of mulch, but keep it from touching your plant's stems.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

More Information
Deciduous Or Evergreen Evergreen
Common Name Smoke Tree
Flower Colour Pink
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Eventual Height 4m-8m
Eventual Spread 4m-8m
Foliage Colour Red
Supplied As 9cm Pot
Type Ornamental Shrubs
Latin Name Cotinus
Shop By Category Ornamental Shrubs