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It is indeed beautiful. I have only ever seen much more muted versions. And lust after this one.Thank you.
Me too Child. Mostly pink or beige.
What a beautiful bush.When living in Laguna Beach we use to have Plum Trees have dark bark and the leaves where a deep purple and very pretty.cheers, parsnip
Oh, Laguna Beach... It must have been hard to leave.
It's not a bush I know at all Donna, but I agree that it looks as though it needs plenty of room.
Yes Pat, this one was at least ten feet tall.
Maybe they are called 'smokebush' because of the way they release pollen in clouds as I have seen them do? It really looks as though they are on fire, and I have thought that this was what Moses saw in the desert - smoke without fire.
Oh Tom, I didn't know about the pollen. It is just so ethereal and different. I rarely ever see them.
This deep, deep color reminds me of a tree I like very much on "dog hill" in Central Park. It appears in a photo in one of my posts about walking across the Park. Tom's comment about the reason for smokebush as a name is interesting.xo
Yes it was Frances. I just rarely see them, though obviously they can grow around here.
not even at the farm?
Oh yes, room at the farm, however, as I posted before, nearly everything I've ever planted has been burned, poisoned by herbicide or cut by the weed eater. I have given up planting at the farm. I'll be digging up some plants to take to the city, like iris or seeds from plants.
Like you I have no room in the gardens here so I purchased a small one from our corner nursery and planted it in a ceramic pot. Each fall I cut it back hard and in spring that beautiful burgundy foliage comes back making a nice three foot shrub.
Wow, Doc, I had no idea it would grow in a pot. I too look for small versions of large shrubs, trees and bushes, but rarely can find them. I have been looking for a small blue atlas weeping cedar for ages. I did find a small, (quart sized) weeping Japanese maple and brought it to the city. I never know whether to cut plants back or not.
We have those here too..:) They are striking!I'll take a pic..one or two homes have super specimens that I have noticed:)
I'd love that Monique. It's the first one I've seen besides a catalog.
There is one of these bushes in a neighbour's garden - they are quite weird aren't they - they look like they have gone up in a puff of smoke.
Yes Elaine, I thought they were rare, but it seems they aren't.
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