“I am always on the hunt for easy care shrubs that cope with less than perfect soil, delinquent deer, full sun and only occasional watering. They also have to look fabulous for at least three seasons and – most important – have outstanding foliage. ‘Old Fashioned’ Smoke Bush PBR (Cotinus coggygria ‘Old Fashioned’ PP19035) does all this and much more.
This is no ordinary green leaved plant! The cool blue-green tones blend with every other color in the garden from fiery reds to cool silver. It can be a soothing note amid a riotous color scheme or a specimen in its own right. I planted mine where the evening sun can shine through the foliage adding a unique luminous quality to the garden. Simply breathtaking.”
Karen Chapman, Author and Speaker