'Old Fashioned' smokebush

Continus coggygria 'Old Fashioned'  

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'Old Fashioned' smokebush (Continus coggygria 'Old Fashioned'  )
Genus:  Cotinus

When designing a garden, we are encouraged to think of the foliage first. A strong backbone of interesting leaves in the garden will hold a design together, even when flowering plants are not at their peak. However, we can quickly find ourselves in a foliage frenzy, choosing exciting leaves in every color from purple and chocolate to lime and rich gold, with spots and splatters or stripes and streaks.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

The blue-gray mature foliage shifts to a riot of fluorescent red,orange, and pink in autumn. Like many smokebushes,‘old fashioned’ is deer resistant.


Responds well to periodic hard pruning which will create larger foliage.


6 feet
5 ft.
Full Sun to Part Shade
Well-drained soil
Deer Resistant
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage

Continus coggygria 'Old Fashioned'