The smoke of green-leaved forms is buff or gray, but on the purple-leaved cultivars such as 'Velvet Cloak', it can be raspberry-pink. It's a little more compact than some of the other cultivars and the foliage doesn't fade. Smoke tree gets its common name from the frothy, fluffy buff-pink summertime bloom clusters. A quick and simplistic look at the "Smoke Bush"...Cotinus coggygria "Royal Purple ... Cotinus coggygria "Royal Purple.....not Purple Cloak as I believe I called it in the film. See more ideas about smoke bush, plants, smoke tree. History and Origins of the Royal Purple Smoke Tree. Cotinus 'Grace' (Smokebush) is a vigorous deciduous shrub noted for its attractive foliage of rounded leaves. Tiny pink flowers are borne on the ends of long stalks over the warmer months, giving a dramatic effect similar to plumes of smoke. May 28, 2018 - Explore Rhonda Weers's board "smoke bush" on Pinterest. Purple Smoke Bush is one of those plants that has so many good qualities that I use it over and over in garden design. The royal purple smoke tree, or Cotinus coggygria, produces large purple flowers in the spring and early summer. Cold hardy down to at least minus 20°F with no significant pests or diseases. This variety turns a range of beautiful colours in autumn such as orange, red and yellow. It works well for mass plantings, borders or as a main focal point in the landscape, according to The Morton Arboretum. Rhus cotinus, the European smoketree, Eurasian smoketree, smoke tree, smoke bush, Venetian sumach, or dyer's sumach is a species of flowering plant in the family Anacardiaceae, native to a large area from southern Europe, east across central Asia and the Himalayas to northern China.. It grows in open, rocky places where its smoky heads create a dramatic effect in the wilderness. Smoke Bush – Cotinus coggygria Bulleen Art & Garden Uncategorized November 16, 2014 October 28, 2019 Colourful Plants One of my all-time favourites: The straight species combines beautiful smooth rounded foliage, stunning flower display (the ‘smoke’), comfortable size, drought tolerance and enjoys part shade to full sun. Plan for the full mature height and width. Pruning smoke trees annually will help make the plant more compact and strengthen the limbs. This plant is the perfect accent piece in a landscape due to its large dramatic effect. With all that color and texture smoke trees make ideal focal points in your landscape. Make a big impact in your landscape from spring to fall with the colorful foliage of smoke tree. Cotinus coggygria, syn. Smoke Bush This deciduous shrub/tree has beautiful reddish/purple leaves darkening in summer. Allow this shrub to reach its full glory! Royal Purple Smokebush Tree Continues coggygria 'royal purple' The leaves of 'Royal Purple' start off red, deepening to a rich purple that stays vibrant through the summer, then changing to shades of red, yellow, and orange in fall. How to propagate a smoke tree? When it flowers, the shrub takes on the appearance of being wreathed in smoke, which accounts for its common name, the Smoke bush. Summer brings deep purple foliage that then turns deep orange and bronze in a burst of glory for an Autumn show. The Foliage holds its color all summer, then turns scarlet in autumn. Huge, feathery, purplish-pink flower plumes cover the plant with fluffy, hazy 'smoky' puffs in summer. The Smoketree (Cotinus coggygria) is a native bush across a vast area from southern Europe to central China. It's versatile enough to be limbed up to use as a multi-stemmed patio tree. At maturity, expect your tree to reach 10'-15' in height with a spread of 15'-20' or you can cut back to form a shrub. In spring, the foliage emerges a rich maroon-red, darkening to a velvety purple as the summer progresses. Plant a purple smoke bush next to a complementary-hued shrub such as ‘Sundance’ choisya or ‘Sun King’ aralia for dramatic contrast. This variation of the Smoke Bush is a hardy, deciduous shrub well suited to cooler areas. You will love the billowy blooms and purple foliage in a hedge or group planting. The ‘Smoke bush’ A popular and colourful plant, Cotinus coggygria is commonly called the ‘Smoke Bush’. Large inflorences develop in late spring, with many small flower buds. Genus Cotinus are large deciduous shrubs or small trees with simple, obovate leaves often colouring well in autumn, and insignificant flowers borne in large, plumy panicles in summer becoming colourful in fruit its lack of appeal to browsers : Despite the profusion of soft and thornless new growth each season, Cotinus is normally not even sampled by browsers. 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