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Smoke trees will get big over time.

pruning cotinus shrub Lynn, MA Shrub Pruning is an art and science. Great pruning requires an understanding of species characteristics and growth habits so that we can enhance their natural forms. We prune with a focus on lasting health, appearance and future growth.

Smoke trees will get big over time.

We can manage your ornamental shrubs and hedges to keep them looking their best. The [ ]. May 02, Cotinus requires little or no pruning which makes it easy to grow. In late winter/early spring around February/March time a light prune can be undertaken if needed to remove diseased, spindly or crossing branches and then a feed is an option. Equally Cotinus can be left for several years with little or no attention.

These low-maintenance deciduous shrubs respond very well to pruning whether it is done to enhance their natural rounded growth habit, improve their blooming or sculpt them into a treelike shape.

Cotinus, or the smokebush or smoketree (Cotinus coggygria), is a deciduous shrub revered for its rounded foliage and fine, smoke-like powdery puffs of tiny flowers in late spring.

Pruning this shrub can be either for general shaping of its natural form, or coppicing, which is a more intensive and severe pruning approach. Despite the common name of smoke tree, cotinus naturally grows as a large shrub, reaching 15 ft.

high and wide, arching to the ground if left unpruned.

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But because it is amenable to all kinds of sculpting, it’s possible to create a smaller shrub or a small tree. Sep 20, How to Prune a Smoke Tree. The smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria), a deciduous bush, is known for its distinctive purple leaves and the feathery, pink and purple tufts that hang from spent flower blooms.