Monday, August 5, 2013

Smoke Bush City Limits

While at the Waukesha Farmer's Market a few weeks ago, I came across this beautiful specimen of Cotinus coggygria - or the 'Royal Purple Smoke Tree." It was growing along the banks of the Fox River which borders the area of the market.  (Since they don't grow wild around here, it was no doubt cultivated by the city.) They are also known as a 'smokebush' and usually have these pretty fluffy flowers in mid-summer - and fortunately, do quite well here in the upper midwest.


Hilda said...

I've never seen or even heard of a smoke bush - it's cute!

Kate said...

Very unusual

Judy said...

I can see how they got that name.