Young Lady Smoke Bush
Fuzzy, Pale-Pink Puffs Make this Shrub Stand Out!
The Smoke Bush “Young Lady” is famous for:
• Its signature fuzzy and pink appearance
• Being able to withstand a variety of threats
• Mass planting
The Young Lady is a shrub straight out of the Netherlands that has as a pale pink, fuzzy, puff appearance. The name Smoke Bush describes it perfectly because it looks like thick billows of smoke rising from the ground. It can thrive in moist and dry environments, as well as fully or partially exposed to sun.
The type of soil in which it is planted does not matter either, as long as it is not wet and drains well. Interestingly, it can withstand rocky, uncompromising soil. Insects, deer, or disease are not much of a threat, though leaf spot and rust may be an issue. It blooms in the summer, while the leaves turn a variety of colors in the fall, including red, orange, and/or yellow. This coloring makes it perfect for a bright pop of color around your home or on your patio.
The ‘young lady’ reaches a height of four to five feet, and a spread also between four and six feet. With its slow growing rate, it is perfect for small gardens and for those looking to make the garden look fuller. During the early to late summer months, this plant boasts beautiful salmon colored blooms that are enhanced by rose colored stalks.
You should prune this plant in the late winter once the coldest part of the season has passed. This is a good plant for mass planting as well as for general garden use. Overall, owners are going to find this plant a pleasure to work with. Its signature fuzzy pink appearance is definitely going to be able to stand out in one’s plant collection as well!