Common Name: Dusky Maiden Smoke Bush
Bloomtime: Burgundy to Red
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 1.5-2.5m (5-8)ft
Spread: 1.5-2.5m (5-8)ft
Characteristics: It has oval to rounded leaves that are smaller compared with the cotinus coggygria species, slightly undulated at margins, and rich burgundy red if exposed to full sun., They are deciduous, turning golden yellow, orange and scarlet red in autumn., The plant looks as if covered in a cloud of coloured smoke, hence its name smoke tree., In early summer it makes large filamentous panicles of tiny flowers with long, burgundy to pink hairs which create an amazing fluffy appearance.