Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'
smoke tree 'Royal Purple'
Bushy large deciduous shrub to 5m, with rounded, deep purple leaves becoming redder in autumn. Large feathery, pink inflorescences in summer
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Cotinus are large deciduous shrubs or small trees with simple, obovate leaves often colouring well in autumn, and insignificant flowers borne in large, plumy panicles in summer becoming colourful in fruit
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
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