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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 I searched for this on

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The Beauty of Ornamental Grasses

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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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Cottinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ (Smoke Bush)... considered a tree but I grow it as a shrub, whacking it back hard each spring to keep the height lower and make it bush out. easily grows 7-8' tall in a season. glows purple with the sun behind it.

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'Sun Power' hosta with dwarf fleeceflower (Persicaria affine), Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), 'Gerald Darby' iris (Iris x robusta), blueleaf rose (Rosa glauca), 'Royal Purple' smokebush (Cotinus coggygria), 'Isla Gold' tansy (Tanacetum vulgare), and 'Beni-kaze' Hakone grass (Hakonechloa macra) at Hayefield

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