|Small tree with 3 inch rounded green to rich purple, almost black foliage. The name Smoke Tree comes from the lavender to purple plume-like panicles that form in summer, producing "poofs of smoke." Airy clouds of purplish red "smoke" in summer lend an exotic air. Unusual accent or specimen. 'Daydream' is a heavy, dense producer of eggshaped, rich brownish pink flowers with green leaves. It has been said that this is one of the handsomest of the cultivars.