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Weekend Plantidote 2012-11-10

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smoke bush

cotinus coggygria

smoke tree, smoke bush, Venetian sumac, fustet

The most intense color appears just before the leaves drop. Most common varieties of smoke bush have purple leaves, but there are varieties which have yellow and some have interesting shades of green. The best thing about smoke bushes is that you can severely cut it back when it gets rangy. It will come back lush and full of those puffy blooms. Grows in full sun (for best color) in zones 4-9.

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Submitted by NWLuna on

also grows well in the Pacific NW. They are turning such lovely colors this time of year.