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Smoke Tree


This dramatic long-lasting unusual shrub or tree is best planted in groups, in a shrub border, or as a specimen. Naturally multi-trunked but can be trained to a single trunk. Roundish leaves emerge purple and gradually turn green in summer and mature to glowing orange and purple in fall. Attractive rich purple "smoke puffs" come from clusters of fading flowers.

Cotinus coggygria 'Purpureus' Multi

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf notes : Foliage gradually turns green.

Leaf shape : Rounded

Leaf color : Purple

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes :Fading flower clusters produce "smoke puffs."

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous

Average size maturity width : 12-15 ft.

Average size maturity height : 12-15 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -20 to -15 F( Z5a)

Sunset zone : 2-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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