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Cotinus coggygria

Arbre à perruques
Smoke Tree

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

yellow,

pink

Flower size

5-10 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

up to 7 m

Description

A large, hairless, deciduous shrub, often cultivated in parks and gardens. The leaves colour reddish-orange in autumn.

Open woodland, thickets, scrub and dry rocky slopes.

Flowers

Numerous tiny flowers, in lax panicles of 15-30 cm long, resembling a large pink feathery plume. Each flower has 5 yellow petals turning pinkish-red on maturing.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Oval, undulated, on long stalks, bright green.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: kidney-shaped, 3-4 mm with an outer fleshy part surrounding a pit with a seed inside.

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