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Young Fustic

Cotinus coggygria SCOP
Colors Obtained
Olive Color, Yellow, Brownish Yellow, Khaki
Dye Ingredients
Fisetin, sulfurein, sulfuretin.
Dyer's sumac is a bush that can grow to 18 feet in height and has oval, long-stemmed leaves. The large clusters of fruit in late summer are especially noticeable, giving rise to its common name in German, Perückenstrauch, wig tree. The clusters can be a foot long and consist of numerous featherlike fruit stems, only a few of which, however, actually bear small berries. Distribution: Canary Islands, Mediterranean area, Asia Minor, the Caucasus, Iran to Afghanistan . It prefers rocky chalk soil in coastal areas.   Material used for dyeing: Heart-wood.