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. Full sun to partial shade. Zones 4 to 8.
2020-collected seeds sold out. I didn’t collect seeds of ‘Ancot’ (Golden Spirit) in 2021 but will offer a combination of ‘Grace’ and ‘Royal Purple’ in a separate listing in late summer or early fall of 2021. At least 15 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.