UsesIt is commonly grown as an ornamental plant, with several cultivars available. Many of these have been selected for purple foliage and flowers.
The species and its cultivars 'Royal Purple' and 'Flame' have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
The wood was formerly used to make the yellow dye called young fustic.
Image:DaydreamSmokeTree.jpg|Cotinus coggygria "Daydream" variety
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Image:Cotinus coggygria autumn leaf.jpg|Autumn leaf
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