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Cotinus obovatus
Cotinus obovatus
Cotinus obovatus
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Description

INFORMATION ONLY - A spectacular rare shrub or very small tree native to North America with great autumn colour, Cotinus obovatus has outstanding foliage, with very large (up to 10 cm), oval leaves.

In the autumn these leaves turn stunning shades of red, orange and purple and the bright colours can last for several weeks in good weather. In late spring, once established, fuzzy panicles of flowers appear, giving this plant an attractive, somewhat smoky appearance.

Looking for a shrub with similar good autumn colours? Try Acer tatarica ssp. ginnala

This plant is currently listed on our website for Information Only - Sadly it is not currently available for sale. We hope to have this plant for sale at some point in the future and at this time it will be re-enabled on our website.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Fertile, well drained soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: April - May.
  • Flower Colour: Pale pink
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Cotinus obovatus grows to be a a large shrub or with a little careful pruning and some time, eventually a small branching tree with a rounded crown in many years.
    • Height: up to 6 m (20 ft).
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft).
  • Notes: In smaller gardens, Cotinus obovatus can be pruned back hard on a yearly basis to encourage branching and prevent it getting to large. This plant is also known as Cotinus americanus.


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