Cotinus

This month’s featured plant is Cotinus, a genus of two species. The other species is the Rhus plant, now a separate plant listed botanically.They are often commonly referred to by their other name of ‘Smoke Trees’ in recognition of their attractive dark smoky purple blue foliage in late summer. One of the most attractive of the larger flowering shrubs, many of the varieties have rich autumn tints on their leaves.

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