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Purple Smoke Tree Cotinus coggygria 20 Seeds

Purple Smoke Tree Cotinus coggygria 20 Seeds

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Cotinus coggygria 'Purpurascens is a cultivar of the smoke tree, also known as the purple smoke tree. Here are some features and characteristics of Cotinus coggygria 'Purpurascens':

Foliage Color: The standout feature of this cultivar is its striking, deep purple foliage. The leaves are typically a rich, wine-red to purple color throughout the growing season.

Flowers: Like other Cotinus coggygria varieties, 'Purpurascens' produces plume-like, feathery flowers in early summer. The flowers are usually less conspicuous than the foliage and contribute to the smoky effect for which the plant is named.

Seasonal Changes: The foliage retains its intense purple color throughout the growing season. In autumn, the leaves may change to shades of red or orange before falling.

Size: 'Purpurascens' typically grows as a large shrub or small tree, reaching heights of around 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters) tall.

Growing Conditions: Like other varieties of smoke bush, 'Purpurascens' prefers well-draining soil and full sunlight. It can tolerate a range of soil types but thrives in moderately fertile soil.

Pruning: Pruning can be done to shape the plant or control its size. However, heavy pruning should be done in late winter or early spring to avoid removing new growth, as Cotinus coggygria blooms on new wood.

Landscape Use: This cultivar is commonly used in landscaping for its vibrant color and unique appearance. It can be planted as a focal point in the garden, in groupings, or as part of mixed shrub borders.

'Cotinus coggygria 'Purpurascens'' is appreciated for its dramatic foliage and the visual interest it adds to gardens. Hardy in zones 5-8.

 

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The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the fall or winter for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year. 1. Soak the seeds in water for 12-24 hours. 2. Put the mixture in a ziplock bag. 3. Put the bag in the refrigerator and leave it there for 2-3 months. 4. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. 5. Sow the seeds on the soil. 6. Cover the seeds with a layer of soil. 7. Water the soil so that it is moist but not wet. 8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.

 

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