So called because of the smoke like appearance of the shrub when it flowers.
Deciduous, they are commonly available with green, yellow or purple leaves, respond well to hard pruning when necessary.
Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’
Cotinus coggygria ‘Golden Spirit’
Grown also for the reliable autumn leaf colour that Cotinus will bring
Being a deciduous shrub, this is a typical winter twig.