May 2014 Newsletter

If a billowy shrub with purple leaves and pink plumes sounds like the landscaping companion you’ve been searching for, consider planting Royal Purple. Also known as a smoke tree, Cotinus coggyria adds a stunning accent to gardens and landscaping. This deciduous shrub grows to 15’ with dark greenish-purple foliage that turns to reddish-purple in the autumn. After spring’s play yellow panicles fade, remaining fluffy hair-like stems turn from pink to purple smoky puffs resembling smoke through-out the summer.