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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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Smoke Tree

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.

genus name
  • Cotinus coggygria
light
  • Part Sun
  • Sun
plant type
  • Shrub
  • Tree
height
  • 8 to 20 feet
width
  • To 15 feet wide
flower color
foliage color
season features
problem solvers
special features
zones
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
propagation
Plant details, Smoke Bush

Smoke Tree

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.

genus name
  • Cotinus coggygria
light
  • Part Sun
  • Sun
plant type
  • Shrub
  • Tree
height
  • 8 to 20 feet
width
  • To 15 feet wide
flower color
foliage color
season features
problem solvers
special features
zones
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
propagation

More Varieties of 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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