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

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.

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.

'Velvet Cloak' Smokebush. Ideal for back-of-the-border locations, smokebush shows off velvet-purple foliage that turns a rich shade of orange-red in the fall. It also bears fluffy clusters of pink flowers in early summer. The plant is quite easy to grow, thriving in a wide range of soil types.   Size: To 15 feet tall and wide  Zones: 5-8

'Velvet Cloak' Smokebush. Ideal for back-of-the-border locations, smokebush shows off velvet-purple foliage that turns a rich shade of orange-red in the fall. It also bears fluffy clusters of pink flowers in early summer. The plant is quite easy to grow, thriving in a wide range of soil types. Size: To 15 feet tall and wide Zones: 5-8

Smokebush, Isla gold tansy (tanacetum) iris (Gerald Darby?) hosta, maple (bloodgood?)

Smokebush, Isla gold tansy (tanacetum) iris (Gerald Darby?) hosta, maple (bloodgood?)

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