Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Smoke Tree 'Royal Purple'

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More commonly known as a Smoke Bush, Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ is a large deciduous shrub with rounded, deep-purple leaves that take on vivid red shades in autumn. In summer, it is swathed in pink-purple flowers that erupt in fluffy plumes from the plant, resembling a pink haze or smoke which is what gives the plant its common name.

Continus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ is a bushy deciduous shrub, perfect as a border accent shrub providing a striking contrast against other plants but can look equally impressive as a stand-alone specimen plant.

Plant in moist, well-drained soil in full sun to achieve the most intense colour and mulch during the growing season to preserve soil moisture. A hard prune in late winter will encourage new growth and good leaf colouration. Height and spread after 10 years 4m x 4m but easy to keep more compact.

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  • Berry Colour Purple
  • Deciduous Yes
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen No
  • Flower Colour Pink
  • Grows Up To 4m
  • Has Berries No
  • Is Edible No
  • Native No

Trim back crossing, diseased or damaged stems in the dormant season in late winter / early spring. Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’ will also stand a hard prune in order to restore a good shape and revive the plant.

Hard pruning will encourage new shoots and more vibrant leaf colouration, however after a hard cut back, flowers may not be as prolific the following season.

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Berry ColourPurple
Semi EvergreenNo
Flower ColourPink
Grows Up To4m
Has BerriesNo
Is EdibleNo

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Gorgeous pink-purple fluffy flower plumes hovering over deep-purple foliage in late spring gives this large, deciduous shrub its common name of Smoke Bush. The leaves remain purple until autumn when they become a vivid red before falling. An ideal specimen shrub, this will tolerate most free-draining soils and locations but a sunny position is best for good leaf colouration. Can grow to 4 or more metres in height and spread. Drought tolerant when established.