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.
Photo courtesy of Our Growing Friends at Casey Nursery in Goldsboro, NC & Guadlupe Magana, Toms Creek Nursery in Farmer, NC (336) 857-2131
Small Ornamental Tree or Large Shrub
10' - 15'
15' - 20'
Upright & Spreading
Primary Foliage Color
Seasonal Foliage Color
Insignificant, but pinkish purple plumes in summer
Average: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.