Cotinus coggygria 'Jm 51' LILLA®

Cotinus coggygria 'Jm 51'
Cotinus coggygria 'Jm 51' LILLA®
dwarf smoke tree
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES burgundy red
FLOWERS less showy but noticeable
COLOUR OF FLOWERS +multicolored:burgundy red and pink
LOCATION full sun
SOIL TYPE any (acidic to alkaline)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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LILLA® is a dwarf smoke tree variety first introduced at the Plantarium exhibition in Holland in 2011 where it received bronze medal. It is a seedling selection of Royal Purple variety discovered by Hungarian breeder Dr. Jósza Miklós. It is protected by European Plant Breeders’ Right grant No. EU 34133 from 2013.

LILLA® smoke tree exhibits slow and compact growth compared to all other known purple-leaved varieties. It has deciduous, deep maroon, rounded leaves that turn scarlet red, orange, and golden in autumn (the more acidic your soil is the more vibrant colours you get).

In early summer older plants make large filamentous panicles of tiny flowers with long, burgundy to pink hairs which create an amazing fluffy appearance for 1-2 months. The plant looks as if covered in a cloud of coloured smoke hence its name smoke tree.

LILLA® smoke tree grows slowly and is tolerant of a wide range of soils but thrives in well-drained, moderately fertile, moist soil in full sun or partial shade. Though, it withstands dry summer spells better than many other varieties including its parent Royal Purple. It is fully hardy to -34 °C (USDA zone 4) and is suitable for outdoor pots.

Last update 02-06-2013; 01-09-2023
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Cotinus coggygria 'Jm 51' height 30-50 cm, width 30-50 cm
De Luxe
Cotinus coggygria 'Jm 51' height 30-50 cm, width 30-50 cm
De Luxe

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  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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