Cotinus (Smokebush)

Gorgeous foliage and thoroughly unique blooms

Cotinus (Smokebush) are deciduous, deer-resistant shrubs or trees that offer multi-season appeal with their gorgeous summer foliage in shades of green, gold, purple, red, and orange and their "smoky" yellow-green or pinkish spring blooms. Cotinus range in size from about 6-25', are easy to care for, and are mostly unbothered by diseases or pests. Use Cotinus as specimens or in mass plantings to provide lovely contrast with green shrubs, trees, and lawns and to give flowering perennials a distinctive background.