Is this Cotinus 'Grace'?

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    If this is the Amphitheatre bed, then this is Cotinus 'Grace'. It's outside the amphitheatre area, and also outside the Europe alpine garden, so I'm not sure; photos I'm seeing of C. 'Grace' look a lot like this. It's very showy.
    Cotinus coggygria_UBCBG-AlpineEurope_Cutler__20200702_150943.jpg Cotinus coggygria_UBCBG-AlpineEurope_Cutler_20200702_150957.jpg
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Using these photos only that would not be my guess. 'Grace' is half American smoke tree and shows that heritage in its branching, leaf size and inflorescence structure.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I think that's the straight-up Cotinus coggygria
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thank you. Why would anyone develop a cultivar when the species looks as amazing as that! Never mind, I'm sure there are lots of reasons, size being one, maybe leaf colour.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    The tinting of the plumes may make it an example of the Purpureus Group.
     
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