And with Hayashi's wishes in mind, Bennett created a dense look in adding three varieties of clumping bamboo, chartreuse Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold', and a deep purple smoke bush
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.
In addition there are coral pink and fire-red pigments extracted from brazil wood, vibrant violet and black extracted from logwood, yellow hues extracted from the pericon plant native to Mexico, orange and brown extracts from fustete (aka smoke bush
-- a species of flowering plant from the Anacardiaceae family), earthy yellow tones created from pomegranate peel, and nutshell to achieve grey tones.
For a real blast of colour try Callicarpa Bodinieri "profusion", it has an RHS award of garden merit, at 2m in height this shrub is easy to grow in sun has lilac flowers in summer followed by vivid violet berries, not to everyone's taste but looks great at this time of year with Cornus Alba Siberica and Cotinus Coggygria, the smoke bush
I saw the smoke bush
this week where it lived up to its name as it was covered in clouds of peachy orange puffs of flowers - quite a sight.
It still has some of its heads of fluffy flowers, which give it its common name of smoke bush
It is also striking with any golden foliage shrub, especially Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit, an unusual smoke bush
with gold leaves and copper plumes, which pick up the physocarpus's colour.
Add some hydrangeas, rhododendron and purple smoke bush
to the mix, and what more could anyone desire?
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.
Use the upright columnar Juniperus chinensis 'Pyramidalis' with its prickly glaucous leaves in combination with the purple-leaved smoke bush
Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'.
PLANT OF THE WEEK - Cotinus The cotinus, or smoke bush
as it is commonly known, is a vigorous, mound-forming deciduous shrub which provides much-needed rich colour and texture at this time of year.
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