Deciduous, Shrubs, Trees
Unusual and colorful shrub-trees creating a broad, urn-shaped mass usually as wide as high. Naturally multistemmed, but can be trained to a single trunk. Common name is derived from dramatic puffs of “smoke” from fading flowers: as the tiny greenish blooms wither, they send out elongated stalks clothed in a profusion of fuzzy lavender-pink hairs.
Plants are at their best under stress in poor or rocky soil. In cultivated gardens, give them fast drainage and avoid overly wet conditions. Resistant to oak root fungus.
Hybrid between Cotinus coggygria and Cotinus obovatus. Grows to 15 ft. tall and wide, with blue-green foliage shaded purple; turns orange and purple-red in fall. Large deep pink puffs.
Native to Europe. Creeping perennials that spread by surface and underground runners to form low, dens...
Biennial or short-lived perennial, from southern Europe and southwestern and central Asia. Foliage clu...
Native to Japan, China, and Korea. Twines to 15–30 ft. Grows fast in mild regions, more slowly w...