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  • Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

    Smoke Tree 'Royal Purple'

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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.

    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.

    More Information
    Berry Colour Purple
    Deciduous Yes
    Semi Evergreen No
    Evergreen No
    Flower Colour Pink
    Grows Up To 4m
    Has Berries No
    Is Edible No
    Is 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.

    1. Select Root Type

    Bare Root 

    Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

    Root Ball 

    Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

    Pot Grown 

    Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

    Instant Hedging 

    Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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      Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' 3L Pot
      Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' 3L Pot
      3L Pot Pot Grown
      Price £16.99
    • Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' 3L Pot
      Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' 3L Pot
      Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' 5L Pot
      5L Pot Pot Grown
      Price £22.00
    • Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' 10L Pot
      Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' 10L Pot
      Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' 10L Pot
      10L Pot Pot Grown
      Price £31.99
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    More Information
    Berry Colour Purple
    Deciduous Yes
    Semi Evergreen No
    Evergreen No
    Flower Colour Pink
    Grows Up To 4m
    Has Berries No
    Is Edible No
    Is Native No

    Delivery Information

    • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
    • Our delivery lead time is currently within 7-14 days.
    • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £4.99 (box delivery).
    • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £200 or a £60 pallet charge if the order is under £200.
    • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
    • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

    For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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