Purple Smoketree. A very attractive shrub with deep purple leaves that hold color throughout the summer. The native range of this attractive shrub extends from southern Europe to central China. It grows into a rounded bush about 12 ft. tall with broadly oval leaves. The numerous plume-like panicles of tiny bronze-pink flowers fading to grayish purple are a stunning feature in summer...a look of "smoke". The foliage turns red in autumn.