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Smoke bushes always earn star status in fall and ‘Old Fashioned’ (Cotinus coggygria) seen in the foreground is no exception. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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purple smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’). this is the kind of form we'd be striving for so you can see underneath the canopy.

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The Beauty of Ornamental Grasses

Complementary Colors - Create a dramatic display in your garden by partnering contrasting foliages such as purple smokebush, Japanese forestgrass, and 'Palace Purple' coralbells.

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• Name: Purple smoke bushes (Cotinus coggygria cvs.) • Zones: 5 to 9 • Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; average soil • Seasonal bonus: The new foliage glows as it emerges and ripens into a deep burgundy.

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I Like It Wild And Perfect...Always In The Country !... http://samissomarspace.wordpress.com

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New Trees and Shrubs for 2016

You'll want to grow 'Old Fashioned' smokebush for its outstanding foliage in three seasons. In spring, new leaves are blushed with red and mature to blue-gray by early summer. In fall, the whole shrub turns blazing shades of violet and red, glowing from across the landscape. You can train 'Old Fashioned' into a shrub or tree depending on how big you want it to get. The best part -- deer don't like it. Plant Name: Cotinus coggygria 'Old Fashioned' Growing Conditions: full sun Size: 6 feet…

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