jillraggett: Plant of the Day Tuesday 17 July…

jillraggett:

Plant of the Day

Tuesday 17 July 2018

The large, feathery pink inflorescences of Cotinus coggygria (smoke tree, Venetian sumach, purple fringe, scotino, smoke bush, wig tree) appear to form a frilly skirt or tutu around this conifer at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Wisley, Surrey. This large deciduous shrub up to 5m, has rounded leaves which have dramatic autumn colour turning yellow, orange and red.

Jill Raggett