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Smoke tree

Cotinus coggygria

Make a big impact in your landscape from spring to fall with the colorful foliage of smoke tree. Grown as a large shrub or small tree, the plant offers oval leaves in shades of rich purple, gold, or green through the gardening season. Come fall, they turn festive shades of yellow, orange, and red.

Smoke tree gets its common name from the frothy, fluffy buff-pink summertime bloom clusters. It's a reliable performer in the garden, holding up well in hot, dry conditions once the plant is established.

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Golden Spirit smoke tree
Golden Spirit smoke tree
Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot' bears unique golden foliage that fades to lime green in summer before showing shades of orange and red in autumn. It grows 10 feet tall and 6 feet wide. Zones 5-8
'Grace' smoke tree
'Grace' smoke tree
Cotinus 'Grace' offers rich burgundy-purple foliage in spring and summer then orange-red fall color. It grows 15 feet tall and wide. Zones 5-8
'Nordine' smoke tree
'Nordine' smoke tree
Cotinus 'Nordine' shows off burgundy-bronze leaves that go shades of red and orange in the fall. It grows 15 feet tall and wide and is a good choice for gardeners in cold climates. Zones 5-8
'Notcutt's Variety' smoke tree
'Notcutt's Variety' smoke tree
Cotinus coggygria 'Notcutt's Variety' bears wine-red foliage that turns red-orange in autumn. It grows 15 feet tall and wide. Zones 5-8
'Pink Champagne' smoke tree
'Pink Champagne' smoke tree
Cotinus coggygria 'Pink Champagne' has green foliage with a slight mauve-pink edge. It turns shades of red and orange at the end of the season and grows 10 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Its name comes from the pink flowers. Zones 5-8
'Royal Purple' smoke tree
'Royal Purple' smoke tree
Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' is a garden favorite for its red-purple foliage that turns scarlet in fall. It grows 15 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Zones 5-8
'Velvet Cloak' smoke tree
'Velvet Cloak' smoke tree
Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak' shows off rich, dark purple-red foliage that turns bright red in autumn. It grows 12 feet tall and wide. Zones 5-8
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