purple smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’). this is the kind of form we'd be striving for so you can see underneath the canopy.
from Mosaic Garden Design in Eugene. Brilliant.
Smoke Bush: Martha's Fairytale Plants
'Old Fashioned' Smokebush tree
Smokebush transforms into a crimson red after a summer sprinkled with yellow flowers. Smokebush is a shrub that can be pruned into a small tree with the help of a certified arborist The Garden Plot: 10 Best Trees for Brilliant Fall Color