‘Dusky Maiden’ is the first hybrid between Cotinus szechuanensis and Cotinus coggygria ‘Velvet Cloak’ (1997).
Cotinus szechuanensis is a very distinct species, collected by Roy Lancaster in 1993 from below the Wenchuan at 1,000m in the warm valley of the Min River in West Sichuan, China where it is associated with Caryopteris incana and Ceratostigma willmottianum.
From the Hillier Manuel of Trees & Shrub
- A very compact deciduous Smoke Bush
- Any well drained soils
- Hardy -18°C
- Attractive undulating small purple leaves
- Suitable for a container on a Patio or border
- In the garden it is more of a foliage plant
- In a pot masses of flowers and exceptional autumn colour.
- A plant of architectural merit.
Cotinus coggygria ‘Velvet Cloak X Cotinus szechuanensis
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Photo Plantipp Peter van Rijssen
Elegant new cotinus – Graham Rice’s New Plants Blog
- Speciesszechuanensis x coggygria
- Cultivar'Dusky Maiden' Londus EU 26492 USA patent
- Height & Spread2- 2.5m x 1.5m 6 ft 10 years. Prune March down to 50cm .
- Plant Breeders RightsPropagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the breeder or Agent.
- ColoursColours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions.