Cotinus Coggygria is also known as the purple smoke bush. Once the flowers die the seed heads appear like a haze around the plant giving rise to the name.
It is drought tolerant and native to southern Europe and China.
Cotinus Grace is another useful cotinus. Both provide stunning deep purple red colours throughout late autumn before they lose their leaves during the winter.
Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens.
Ilex Crenata - Cloud Trees
Chamaerops Humilis Palm Tree