Cotinus coggygria aka Smokebush


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Common names

Smokebush, Smoke Tree, European Smoketree, Eurasian Smoketree, Smoke Bush, Venetian Sumach,

How to care for Smokebush


Smokebush is a great choice for beginner plant parents because it is easy to care for!


Smokebush should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


Smokebush loves a well-draining soil. Perlite and vermiculite help with drainage, while coco coir adds organic matter, so a good potting soil mix will have all three. You can improve store-bought soil by adding some perlite to it.


Smokebush is poisonous if ingested. We suggest keeping this plant out of reach if you have children, cats, or dogs in the home.