• Name: Purple smoke bushes (Cotinus coggygria cvs.) • Zones: 5 to 9 • Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; average soil • Seasonal bonus: The new foliage glows as it emerges and ripens into a deep burgundy.
The Only Shrubs You Need to Grow...I think this would really add to our dull yard. This is a picture of purple smoke bushe that ignites the border. Their stems grow straight up like pipe cleaners, a habit which makes them useful additions to any border in need of diverse forms.
Shiny, deep red leaves cover the naturally dense, globe-shaped shrub. With no trimming required to maintain its neat, dwarf habit, this makes a fine low-maintenance mass-planting, low border or accent.