The new season leaves of this variety of the popular "Smoke Bush" are deep purple in colour.
They retain this colour in summer before turning to a bright red in autumn.
Dark purple, smokey plumes are a feature in early summer.
It forms a colourful contrast to green or yellow foliage and is especially attractive near blue-coloured plants.
It is best to prune each year for a compact habit.
Can grow up to 2 metres.