Smoke Bush Seeds
(Continus coggygaria) Zones 4-9. Deciduous Shrub. Ornamental.
Here in Nova Scotia, Smoke Bush is a much loved feature in many, many gardens.
This versatile beauty does great in both acid and alkaline soils, is drought tolerant and shows off with huge plumes of smoky flowers in mid-late Summer.
Smoke Bush grows 10-15 feet in height and shows exquisite, red leaves in Autumn.
** Germination: 60 - 80% **
Seed Treatment: Pour boiling water over seeds and let sand for 12 hours. Seeds should swell and sink to the bottom. Warm stratify seeds for 60 days and follow with cold stratification for 150 days. Planting directly outside in early fall is preferable to artificial stratification methods. Plant seeds 1/8 inch deep and mulch.