Royal Purple Smoketree or Smokebush

Royal Purple Smoketree or Smokebush

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Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Royal Purple is a compact variety of smoketree that produces dramatic coloration all season: from maroon-red leaves emerging in spring, soon followed by small yellow flowers, to long-lasting, pinkish-purple, smoke-like airy seed clusters in summer backed by purple leaves that turn scarlet in fall. Use as a single, eye-catching specimen, en masse, or as a screen.

 

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub or small tree
foliage Type Deciduous
Height 10' - 15'
Spread 15' - 20'
Shape Upright, spreading
Primary foliage Color Burgundy
Seasonal foliage Color Red
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Insignificant, but pinkish purple plumes in summer
Berries
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full sun
Water Preferences Well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone 4 to 8