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 and it set a small amount of seeds this year, so each packet will also include a few of those while supplies last. 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.
Collected in mid to late July 2023. At least 15 seeds. Shipping to US addresses only.
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