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Bot Tour Filoli
Purple Smoke Tree
Lamb's Ear
Lamb's Ear
Designer: Filoli Gardens and Estate

Garden Tours: Filoli Garden

Photographer: GardenSoft
Purple Smoke Tree

Common name: Purple Smoke Tree
Botanical name: Cotinus coggygria 'Purpureus'

A deciduous shrub or small tree that grows up to 10' tall, the "Purpureus" is grown for its wispy, thread-like flower clusters in summer. Its green foliage turns a brilliant purple and then yellow to red in the fall. This shrub is a show stopper! It prefers full sun but will do better with afternoon shade in hot inland areas. This attractive shrub is drought tolerant once it's established.

Lamb's Ear

Common name: Lamb's Ear
Botanical name: Stachys byzantina

This tiny shrub will grow less than 1' tall and has medium-size, greyish-green leaves with blue and lavender flowers that bloom in the spring. This shrub is grown more for its velvety leaves than the flowers. It is drought tolerant once it's established. Be careful not to overwater.

Lamb's Ear

Common name: Lamb's Ear
Botanical name: Stachys byzantina

This tiny shrub will grow less than 1' tall and has medium-size, greyish-green leaves with blue and lavender flowers that bloom in the spring. This shrub is grown more for its velvety leaves than the flowers. It is drought tolerant once it's established. Be careful not to overwater.