Cotinus Dusky Maiden

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.

  • 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.
Genus Cotinus
Species szechuanensis x coggygria
Cultivar Dusky Maiden 'LONDUS'
Category Deciduous shrub
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.
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