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VELVET CLOAK SMOKE TREE
Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak'

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Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches droop but resist breakage. Trainable as Standard.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Anacardiaceae

Additional Common Names

VELVET CLOAK SMOKE TREE, VELVET CLOAK WIG-TREE, VELVET CLOAK SMOKEBUSH

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 10 - 20 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Leaves Oblong, Purple or Red, Red or Purple, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Purple or White. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Brown Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Brown, Rough.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Leaf Rollers, Leaf Spot, Canker, Scab and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Container, Buffer Strip, Screen or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cotinus-coggygria-velvet-cloak >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.