Shiny, deep red leaves cover the naturally dense, globe-shaped shrub. With no trimming required to maintain its neat, dwarf habit, this makes a fine low-maintenance mass-planting, low border or accent.
• Name: Purple smoke bushes (Cotinus coggygria cvs.) • Zones: 5 to 9 • Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; average soil • Seasonal bonus: The new foliage glows as it emerges and ripens into a deep burgundy.
Use ' Spilled Wine ' weigelas for splashes of dark, wine-red color in borders or around your foundation, or mass them in the landscape. These low-maintenance shrubs bear pink spring flowers and have dark purple to purplish-black foliage.
Create a low maintenance flower bed that will thrive in the shade!