Cotinus ('Londus'PBR) DUSKY MAIDEN

Cotinus ('Londus'PBR)
Cotinus ('Londus'PBRDUSKY MAIDEN
smoke bush
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1.5-2.5m
USUAL WIDTH 1.5-2.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES burgundy red
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS +různobarevné:burgundy red a deep red
BLOOMING TIME June - July
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
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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DUSKY MAIDEN is a new smoke bush introduction from England by Peter Moore. It was invented in 1998 as an interspecific cross between Cotinus szechuanensis (male parent) and Cotinus coggygria ‘Velvet Cloak’ (female parent). After almost a decade of testing it was applied for a patent that was granted in the US in 2008 as PP20358, and in Europe under EU 26492.

DUSKY MAIDEN smoke bush has oval to rounded leaves that are smaller compared with the cotinus coggygria species, slightly undulated at margins, and rich burgundy red if exposed to full sun. They are deciduous, turning golden yellow, orange and scarlet red in autumn. In early summer it makes 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.

It grows slowly or moderately into a compact, well-branching shrub that is tolerant of wide range of soils but thrives in well-drained, reasonably fertile, moist soil in full sun or partial shade. Autumn foliage colour is richer in acid soils. Its hardiness has been tested down to -24°C so far (USDA zone 6), and the plant is expected to take stronger frost.

Last update 03-03-2014
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GLOSSARY
  • 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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