Smoke Bush has stunning dark red-purple foliage that turns scarlet in autumn. It has plume-like seed clusters, which appear after the flowers and give a long-lasting, smoky haze to branch tips. Smoke Bush is outstanding in a shrub border and is a great choice for massing or for hedges. They need minimal pruning to maintain a healthy framework. Grows best in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade, but is tolerant of alkaline soils, moist, clay soils, dry, rocky soils, and drought.
Royal Purple Smoke Bush has dramatic, long lasting, pinkish purple, smoke-like airy seed clusters backed by reddish-purple foliage. Creates a prized small tree or large accent shrub. Foliage holds color all summer, then turns scarlet in autumn.
Height: 5-6 ft.
Spread: 5-6 ft.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade