Smoke bush - Royal Purple. Gorgeous, deep purple foliage. A vigorous shrub that grows into tree form in warm climates. Sold as a tender shrub in Zone 3, but grows more like a perennial and should be treated as such. The roots are hardy and survive harsh winters - the stems and foliage are not as hardy and will often die back depending upon the harshness of the winter. Even if the top growth dies back completely, it will sprout back vigorously in the spring and grow 2-4' in one growing…

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Smokebush - Cotinus coggygria

This shrub or small tree has showy yellow catkins that dangle from the twisting and corkscrew shaped branches in early to mid-spring cheering up the garden after a long winteGardening Smokebush - Cotinus coggygria

Smoke bushes always earn star status in fall and ‘Old Fashioned’ (Cotinus coggygria) seen in the foreground is no exception. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Cotinus coggygria "Royal Purple" A slow growing shrub with interesting dark purple/red foliage and smokey haze-like appearance while blooming.

Pacific patio garden landscaped with smokebush, wintercreeper, nandina, spirea, petunia, hydrangea and ornamental grasses.

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Why it works: The curved edge of the bed softens the 90-degree angle of the corner and creates more visual interest. Hint: Unless you have a formal, geometric garden, incorporate curves as much as you can in your landscape design. They're typically much more pleasing to the eye than straight lines. A series of easy, colorful plants including mums, pansies, spiraea, and purple smokebush makes this border a knockout.

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Why it works: The curved edge of the bed softens the 90-degree angle of the corner and creates more visual interest. Hint: Unless you have a formal, geometric garden, incorporate curves as much as you can in your landscape design. They're typically much more pleasing to the eye than straight lines. A series of easy, colorful plants including mums, pansies, spiraea, and purple smokebush makes this border a knockout.

Cotinus 'Grace' - smoke bush. But..it's deciduous. Dang! Grows fast.

Smokebush- Zone 5 bushy shrub up to Pedicels produce a smoky effect. A nice accent plant for your back yard.

Winecraft Black™ Smokebush - Cotinus coggygria for the front house border

Winecraft Black® - Smokebush - Cotinus coggygria

Proven Winners - Winecraft Black® - Smokebush - Cotinus coggygria pink red plant details, information and resources.

'Old Fashioned' smokebush   Plant Name: Cotinus coggygria 'Old Fashioned'  Growing Conditions: full sun  Size: 6 feet tall

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The 2016 crop of new trees and shrubs offers stylish, colorful alternatives for your next garden makeover.

Smokebush transforms into a crimson red after a summer sprinkled with yellow flowers. Smokebush is a shrub that can be pruned into a small tree with the help of a certified arborist The Garden Plot: 10 Best Trees for Brilliant Fall Color

My Photo of the Day This Purple Smoke Bush (photo taken today in Client P's yard) was already stunning but I enhanced it a little, giving it.

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