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

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

purple smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’).  this is the kind of form we'd be striving for so you can see underneath the canopy.

purple smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’). this is the kind of form we'd be striving for so you can see underneath the canopy.

Smoke bush: red/purple in spring, deep purple in summer, red/orange in fall. Drought tolerant.

Smoke bush: red/purple in spring, deep purple in summer, red/orange in fall. Drought tolerant.

smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. the blooms are very airy, thus the name "smoke" bush. also changes colors with the seasons

smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. the blooms are very airy, thus the name "smoke" bush. also changes colors with the seasons

Old Fashioned Smokebush Tree Cotinus coggygria old fashioned 'Old Fashioned' is an upright, bushy, deciduous shrub, with oval, blue-green leaves, new growth starts out reddish-pink to reddish-purple.

Old Fashioned Smokebush Tree Cotinus coggygria old fashioned 'Old Fashioned' is an upright, bushy, deciduous shrub, with oval, blue-green leaves, new growth starts out reddish-pink to reddish-purple.

A contrast of textures in June: Russian Sage, Blue Paradise Phlox, Hidcote Lavender, and Smokebush Grace's purple foliage and flowers. Interestingly, the Smokebush will turn into a big gray cloud in early August.

A contrast of textures in June: Russian Sage, Blue Paradise Phlox, Hidcote Lavender, and Smokebush Grace's purple foliage and flowers. Interestingly, the Smokebush will turn into a big gray cloud in early August.

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