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Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage
Smoke bushes are shapely, rounded shrubs or small trees, popular for their summer interest and autumn colour. Their summer flowers give the appearance of a smoky haze over the branch tips, hence the name 'smoke bush'. Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak' has deep purple leaves that turn red-orange before falling in autumn.
Cultivar: Velvet Cloak
Plant type: Deciduous shrub
Flower colour: Grey
Foliage colour: Purple
Feature: Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage
Sun exposure: Full sun
Skill level: Beginner
Flowering period: June to August
lovely plant looks when in leaf.It suits being a back ground plant and I trim mine to keep it under control.