'Royal Purple' Grow the smoke bush for its beautiful purple foliage that turns scarlet in autumn.
| YOU can take hardwood cuttings on shrubs such as cotinus
, cornus, salix and roses.
"Royal Purple" Grow the smoke bush for its purple foliage that turns scarlet in autumn.
Alternatively try 'Think Purple' and combine the 90-120cm tall Allium giganteum with purple-leaved shrubs such as the smoke bush Cotinus
coggygria or the elderberry Sambucus Black Lace, along with bold drifts of tulip Queen of Night.
regalis feeding on the foliage of the American smoketree, Cotinus
In the same bed are three cotinus
. One of them, Cotinus
coggygria 'Grace', always performs well.
Our favorites include Cotinus
'Grace', Viburnum opulus 'Aureum', and Berberis 'Orange Rocket'--the award-winning barberry from the Sunset Western Garden Collection (sunset westerngardencoilection.com).
'Lucifer'', a fairly tall variety growing to 120cm (4ft), which produces brilliant red flowers and looks wonderful grown alongside the purple-leaved smoke bush, Cotinus
'Royal Purple'', or against a backdrop of acidgreen evergreens.
Shrubs offering interest over two seasons are particularly useful, such as Mahonia x media, which has yellow winter flowers and architectural, evergreen foliage, and Cotinus
coggygria 'Royal Purple', with purple leaves that turn red in autumn.
chinensis is a member of the family Anacardiaceae, which includes the smoke tree, Cotinus
, and the sumac, Rhus.
n Layer the low-growing branches of chaenomeles, cotinus
Magnolias are turning the colour of lemon peel, rowans are claret and brown, while the dark- leaved smoke-bush, Cotinus
, is going for an extraordinary day-glo crimson ...