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: Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’, with deep purple leaves; C. coggygria Golden Spirit (‘Ancot’), with bright yellow leaves; and ‘Grace’, a hybrid between C. coggygria and C. obovata with grayish pink new leaves that age to a bronzy to purplish green. They don’t set much seed, but I did get some from each this past year and thought it might be interesting to offer them to other adventurous seed-starters. I can’t predict what colors you are likely to get in the seedlings. I kept the seeds of the three selections in this mix separate when I collected them, so if you wish to try seeds of just one or two of the selections, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) before ordering and I will do my best to meet your request. Full sun to partial shade. Zones 4 to 8.
Harvested in September 2020. At least 15 seeds.