Cotinus coggygria Royal Purple (Smoke Tree)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Deciduous, bushy shrub with dark red purple foliage turning scarlet in autumn. Plume like panicles of inconspicuous, deep pink flowers in summer, giving a smoke-like appearance. Ht.5mt.(15ft.). Flowers followed by ovoid fruits in late summer. Best in sun and moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Good as a specimen plant or in the shrub border.
Cotinus x dummeri Grace (Smoke Bush)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Vigorous, deciduous, shrub with rounded rich purple leaves. Purplish-pink flowers in large feathery plumes giving 'smokey' effect. July to August. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Leaves turn brilliant red in autumn. Grow in full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good at back of border or as specimen.
Crinodendron hookerianum (Lantern Tree)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August
Stunning, evergreen with toothed, elliptic, dark green leaves. Pendant, crimson to deep carmine-pink flowers, mostly as lantern-shaped buds, along stems. May to August. Ht.5mt.(16ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, fertile, well-drained acid soil. Good for woodland gardens. Protect in cool greenhouse or conservatory in cold areas.