I love rhododendrons, and have two in this beautiful shade of purple; however, they tend to get overgrown and "bushy." So, I trimmed out the entire bottom of mine, making the bush into a tree. I then planted some shade-loving plants beneath it. Everyone keeps asking me where I got those "trees!" ;)

Gorgeous rhododendrons in this beautiful shade of purple; they tend to get overgrown and "bushy." So, you can trimmed out the entire bottom making the bush into a tree; then planted some shade-loving plants beneath it.

Smoke Bush is a Perennial bush that looks like smoke around the leaves. Very unique.

Common Names: Purple smoke bush, smokebush, smoketree, purple smoke tree. Zones Size & Shape: Purple smoke bush grows to a size of tall and wide. It is irregular to rounded. Exposure: Grow purple smoke bush in full sun.

Can't get rid of this!  Glad they planted it in a contained spot!  Ruellia | Mexican Petunia | Original Garden

Ruellia brittoniana 'Purple Showers' (Mexican petunia, Common ruellia, Wild petunia) - Another plant from Sandy. back flower garden.

Cotinus - Golden Spirit Smoke Bush. Fantastic contrast plant - looks great paired with purple-blue flowers like May Night Salvia.  Love this bright green chartreuse

Foliage - add texture with: Cotinus 'Golden Spirit' Smoke Bush. Fantastic contrast plant - looks great paired with purple-blue flowers like May Night Salvia.

Veronica Speedwell Perennial | Speedwell Veronica x Purple Explosion from Growing Colors

Veronica × ‘Purple Explosion’ Speedwell Bloom time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall (over 500 species of Speedwell)

The classic butterfly bush is a very fast-growing shrub and supremely easy to grow. It has vigorous growth and long cones of purple flowers that bees and butterflies love. Other varieties are available with white, gold and dark purple flowers.

10 best fast-growing shrubs for instant garden impact

The classic butterfly bush is a very fast-growing shrub and supremely easy to grow. It has vigorous growth and long cones of purple flowers that bees and butterflies love. Other varieties are available with white, gold and dark purple flowers.

Lilacs .. Since we remodeled our current house, I have wanted to put lilacs in the front yard so I can smell the flowers from the porch:)

"Lilacs and Limestone" Jon's favorite short story that I wrote//Purple Lilacs.growing up we had some by the kitchen window.open the window and it was heaven

Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara' is a compact, drought-resistant Mexican Sage with deep purple flowers. Buy it at FBTS online plant nursery.

Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara' is a compact, drought-resistant Mexican Sage with deep purple flowers. Buy it at FBTS online plant nursery.

Boho design - magenta purple pink violet front door and flower bush tree doorway house entrance boho moroccan interior design

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NEW BARN DOOR COLOR! Boho design - magenta purple pink violet front door and flower bush tree doorway house entrance boho moroccan interior design

This plant has several name, depending on where you find yourself. In west Texas it's called Purple Sage; also known as: Texas Ranger Plant and in Arizona it is commonly called Purple Texas Sage. This plant needs no attention at all. It blooms when there is moisture in the air, thus announcing rain for us in drought-stricken areas. Grows in full sun.

The Texas Ranger Sage shrub/bushes are blooming all over Arizona! Pics of desert bushes painted with brilliant purple flowers!

purple smoke bush - one of my fave perennials!

In my yard: Cottinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ . considered a tree but I grow it as a shrub, whacking it back to the ground each spring to keep the height lower and make it bush out. easily grows tall in a season. glows purple with the sun behind it.

Salvia Caradonna - Ultra hardy & deer proof perennial for sun. Perfect with Daylilies, KnockOut Roses, Shrubs, Sun Perennials.

Salvia nemorosa (Caradonna) - Ultra hardy & deer proof perennial for sun. Perfect with Daylilies, KnockOut Roses, Shrubs, Sun Perennials.

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