Cotinus Dusky Maiden is the first hybrid between C. szechuanensis and C. coggygria ‘Velvet Cloak’ (1997).
C. szechuanensis is a very distinct species, collected by Roy Lancaster in 1993 from below the Wenchuan at 1,000 m 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 Manual of Trees and Shrubs.
|Species||szechuanensis x coggygria|
|Cultivar||Dusky Maiden 'LONDUS'|
|Height & Spread||200 - 250 cm x 150 after 10 years. Prune in March down to 50cm|
|Plant Breeders Rights||EU26492 Propagation for resale is illegal without a licence from the Agent|
|Colours||Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions.|