Cotinus 'Ruby Glow'

3 litre pot £19.99
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Buy Cotinus 'Ruby Glow' smoke bush: A new, more compact form

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately-fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Bred by Hilliers and only just released for general sale, this fab new form stands out from the crowd with its compact form and abundance of fluffy pink flowers, which virtually smother that plant from midsummer. The autumn foliage colour is also said to be even more vibrant than many of the other smoke bushes too, so you can expect a pretty dazzling display! Even in spring, when the new foliage emerges with a pinkish bronze flush, it will earn its place in the mixed or shrub border.

  • Garden care: In late winter or early spring remove any misplaced, diseased or crossing branches. Alternatively, to produce larger leaves, cut the stems back hard to within two or three buds of the base in early spring. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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Eventual height & spread

Looks Great


From a spindly start, the cotinus has grown remarkably well in its first year & bodes well for future years




I would buy this product again


Good quality healthy plant which arrived well packaged




Perfect for small garden.


Plant was small on arrival but has quickly put out some healthy growth. Flower heads are amazing, like candy floss. Leaves turned a beautiful red in autumn.

Hedgehog whisperer





Arrived healthy but small. Hoping it will take off this year and put on some good growth.

Jane Felbridge

Felbridge Surrey


Beauty to behold in summer


Planted in a south facing garden with very free draining soil in Scotland (East Coast). The fluffy plumes on it this year were amazing. Like big pink cotton balls. I bought another it was so lovely. And the leaves redden before they drop.

Klinkin Katie

East Lothian


Cotinus 'Ruby Glow'


Lovely shrub





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Hi, Will the 3l Cotinus Ruby Glow be happy in a large pot or would it prefer to be in ground? My friend would like to move it around to get the full benefit from it. Also, does it need any particular compost/drainage for planting? Also, I read somewhere that you have to cover it in the Summer. Could you advise why this is the case and what should it be covered in. Regards, Karen

Amateur gardener

Hello there Eventually it would probably prefer to be grown in the ground, but this is a more compact form so would be fine in a pot for a few years as long as the pot is large enough, and it is kept well watered. I would use a good loam based compost like a John Innes no 3 with good drainage if growing it in a pot. Sorry I have not heard of covering this plant in the summer, and not something we recommend.

I have a space in my garden against a south facing trellis which gets full sun for about 5 hours in the middle of the day. At other times is in light or heavy shade. Would this be a suitable spot for a smoke bush and if so which one? I would like a darker leaved variety which wouldn't grow to more than about 8 feet.


Hello, I'm afraid all the Cotinus will thrive in similar conditions and they love loads of sun, so it might be a bit risky with just 5 hours of sun each day.


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