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.
A contrast of textures in June: Russian Sage, Blue Paradise Phlox, Hidcote Lavender, and Smokebush Grace's purple foliage and flowers. Interestingly, the Smokebush will turn into a big gray cloud in early August.
Old Fashioned Smokebush Tree Cotinus coggygria old fashioned 'Old Fashioned' is an upright, bushy, deciduous shrub, with oval, blue-green leaves, new growth starts out reddish-pink to reddish-purple.