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.

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…

Smoke Bush (cotinus coggygria) Royal Purple - Trees and Shrubs - Gardening - Suttons Seeds and Plants

Spotted Pulmonaria & Smokebush... What an amazing combination! Great for a perennial garden., Would look nice in a container as well.

What an amazing combination - great effect with the polka dots on the pulmonaria leaves echoed in small round shaped leaf of smokebush above!

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

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.

Deep burgundy and orange, I see smokebush and maple mixed in with several perennials, plant combos, landscape, misty morning

Deep burgundy and orange, I see smokebush and maple mixed in with several perennials, plant combos, landscape, misty morning. Love this color combo!

Purple flowers are a great way to add interest to your yard or landscape. See some of our favorite purple garden flowers!

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Purple smoke bush is often used as a garden specimen due to the purple-pink plumes and the purple leaves on some cultivars. It is highly drought tolerant. Common Names: Purple smoke bush, smokebush, smoketree, purple smoke tree.

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