Smoke tree, or smoke bush, is a deciduous, large shrub or small tree typically 15 to 25 feet tall, with roughly oval leaves and airy, hairy inflorescences that create the “smoke” effect in summer.
I grow several selections here at Hayefield, including Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’, with deep purple leaves, and ‘Grace’, a hybrid between C. coggygria and C. obovata with grayish pink new leaves that age to a bronzy to purplish green. I also have ‘Ancot’ (Golden Spirit) growing nearby but didn’t collect seed from it in 2021. I can’t predict what colors you are likely to get from these seeds but assume that at least some of the seedlings will have purplish foliage. Full sun to partial shade. Zones 4 to 8.
I still have 2021-collected seeds left but am de-listing them, as they need a chilling period and it is getting late to do that outdoors. If you are interested in them and accept that they will require an artificial chilling period, please send me a message through my Contact page and I can re-list the seeds for you.
Collected in late June and early July 2021. At least 15 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.