Dusky Maiden Smokebush

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Dark and Mysterious Dusky Maiden Smoke Bush

  • Purple and Burgundy Foliage
  • Compact Size
  • Red and Orange Fall Color

When you're looking for a bush that will outperform while adding much-needed contrast and excitement to your landscape, you can't go wrong with the Dusky Maiden Smoke Bush (Cotinus coggygria 'Londus'). This shrub was bred to perform and dazzle with its rich color and season after season of interest.

As a hybrid of two amazing performers: the Cotinus szechuanensis and Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak', this smoke bush improves on hardiness and coloration. This bush is considered a landscaper's best-kept secret for its ability to add contrast and drama when paired with greens and chartreuses.

If you're comparing smoke bushes, it can be difficult to choose the perfect one for your needs. This one is an all-around winner! It's compact, deeply hued, and winter hardy. You also don't have to worry about your 'compact' smoke bush suddenly sprouting legs and looking stringy and spreading. This compact smoke bush stays compact.

The Dusky Maiden Smoke Bush lives up to its name with red-violet foliage that will deepen with greater sun exposure. These even, ovular leaves feature red highlights along their veins and can shimmer green in the right light.

And like the best smoke bushes, this one erupts with dramatic plumes of pink flowers that resemble clouds of elegant dusky pink smoke in summer. Its dense flower clusters arrive suddenly and cloak this shrub with a halo of rose.

What else does this beauty offer? Astounding fall color! When the temperatures begin to drop, the Dusky Maiden Smoke Bush puts on a show of orange and red foliage that will last and last.

This phenomenal smoke bush is perfect as a container specimen on your patio, porch, or pool deck. It also performs well as a border that will highlight light and bright colors.

To keep this Dusky Maiden happy and growing well, plant it in medium-moisture soil that drains well. This deciduous bush will grow rapidly in full sun and responds well to pruning and moderate trimming.

Don't let your garden suffer from monotone greens. Add a burst of color with the Dusky Maiden Smoke Bush. With dense foliage and exciting coloration, this shrub is a winner in our books! Don't miss your chance to amplify the drama in your yard.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Dusky Maiden Smokebush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cotinus coggygria Londus'
Mature Height 5 feet
Mature Spread 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Red/Purple
Fall Color Orange, Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes