Beautiful reddish-purple new foliage matures to blue-green; billowy puffs of fuchsia-purple 'smoke' cover this shrub for a truly unusual and breathtaking effect; will stop you dead in your tracks to take another look; brilliant red fall color Old Fashioned Smokebush features airy panicles of fuchsia flowers at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. It has attractive bluish-green foliage with hints of rose which emerges plum purple in spring. The crinkled round leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. Old Fashioned Smokebush is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics. Old Fashioned Smokebush is recommended for the following landscape applications; Accent Mass Planting Hedges/Screening General Garden Use This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
- Mature Height: 8 feet
- Mature Width: 8 feet
- Sunlight: Sun
- Soil Conditions: Generally Dry, Moist (Typical)
Plants are constantly growing, ever-changing, and therefore unique. The plant you receive may vary from the photo, but rest assured, holds the same glorious potential!