Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' - Smoketree from Quackin Grass Nursery

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' - Smoketree from Quackin Grass Nursery

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Smoketree

Plant Type:

SHRUBS

Cotinus coggygria var. purpurea 'Royal Purple' - Dark red-purple leaves cloak this Smoketree in spring. The rich purple holds all through the season darkening to purple-black in summer. The big puffs of smoky inflorescence are pink red-purple, a lighter shade than the foliage; the contrast is comely. flowers occur in summer and the smoke is persistent for a couple of months and possibly longer. Leaves brighten and glower in autumn tones prior to leaf fall. Grow as a tree or allow it to become a large, multi-stemmed shrub; it may not produce many trunks but more than one is possilbe. 'Royal Purple' can also be pruned back. An alee could be frighteningly awsome. You will lose the flowers but it can be a significant, dynamic foil for perennials or a component in a pruned hedgerow. Plant in average to fertile ground that drains well. Once established it is drought tolerant. Full sun exposure for the best leaf color. Established potted Smoketree.


Height:

10-15 ft

Spread:

10-15 ft

Colors:

Purple Pink

Zone:

(4)5 to 8
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Characteristics and Attributes for Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Late Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Specimen
  • Hedge
  • Cutting Garden
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Average

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown