Cotinus coggygria (Smoke Bush) - This deciduous shrub has foliage that emerges a rich maroon red in the spring and darkens to purplish red by late summer. Airy puffs of purplish hairs surround the flowers which begin appearing in late spring and early summer. The 'smoke puffs' are created by large, loose clusters of fading flowers - as the tiny greenish blossoms fade, stalks of sterile flowers elongate and become clothed with fuzzy purple hairs. This shrub can quickly grow to about 8' tall x 6' wide. It does best in full sun to part shade and is drought tolerant. It is hardy to around -25 degrees F.