• Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' 3L Pot

    Smoke Tree 'Royal Purple'
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    Price £16.99

    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.

    Cotinus 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.

    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.

    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

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