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Smoke Tree Overview
The genus Cotinus contains around 8 species of hardy, deciduous trees and shrubs adapted from warm temperate climates in the Northern Hemisphere. They are grown for their foliage, which displays great autumn colour and their flowers, which are clustered and appear grey and fluffy like a smoke cloud. Hence this genus is commonly termed Smoketree or Smoke Bush. This genus is popular as ornamental garden shrubs and has been cultivated to produce pink flowers and dark purple-black foliage, making for a striking visual display.
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How to propagate Smoke Tree
You can propagate the species by simple layering, softwood or greenwood cuttings in the summer.
Seeds in the autumn.
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Other uses of Smoke Tree
Grown for their foliage, flower heads and autumn colour, also can be used for flower arranging.