SelecTree: Tree Detail
VELVET CLOAK SMOKE TREE
Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak'
Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Utility friendly tree.
Branches droop but resist breakage. Trainable as Standard.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Additional Common Names
VELVET CLOAK SMOKE TREE, VELVET CLOAK WIG-TREE, VELVET CLOAK SMOKEBUSH
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.
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