Velvet Cloak Smokebush

Velvet Cloak Smokebush


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Beautiful Dark Purple Foliage All Summer Long

Velvet Cloak Smokebush, Cotinus coggygria ‘Velvet Cloak’, is an upright and spreading form of Smokebush, which maintains it’s dark-purple color extremely well throughout summer, with panicles of smoky-purple to beige flowers blooming in mid-summer. This gives the effect of a cloud of smoke.

It is a tough and tolerant shrub, requiring well-drained soil; and Velvet Cloak Smokebush thrives in part to full sun; the leaves are greener in shade, burgundy in full sun. It tolerates considerable drought once it is established. With minimal pruning it will naturally form a large shrub or small tree over time. If pruned to 6 to 8 inches tall in winter, it will produce long stems with striking, over-sized foliage.

It makes a wonderful accent as a shrub border, can be planted as a specimen, or as a patio tree. May be pruned back hard in spring. Many people grow this shrub just for its vivid fall color. Order your Velvet Cloak Smokebush today from Nature Hills Nursery!

  • Summer flowers
  • Vivid fall color
  • Great hedge
  • Drought tolerant once established

Additional information


Velvet Cloak Smokebush – #3 Container