Plant singly as an accent plant in the shrub border or in large groups for hedges or screens.
Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'
Tips for Homeowners:
Prune lightly in early spring only if absolutely necessary. If pruning is needed to regain a framework for the shrub, cut back hard in early spring but know that this will decrease the amount of flowers.
Rate this Plant:
A spectacular tree or shrub with colorful foliage and smoky clusters in the summer that holds up well in adverse growing conditions.
- Good purple leaves
- Fall color in shades of scarlet
- Tolerates drought and poor soils
Interesting Notes about Common Smoketree:
Smokebush gets its name from the showy collection of many tiny flowers and silk-like hairs that develop, giving this plant a smoke-like appearance. The leaves on 'Royal Purple' emerge purple and gradually mature to shades or red, purple and black in the summer and follow up with a fantastic mix of purple and red in the fall. The natural shape of the shrub is open and loose and makes a perfect accent when combined with plants that have a more neat and tidy plant appearance.
Characteristics & Attributes
- Mass Planting
- Fall Color
- Great Foliage
- Low Maintenance
- Focal Point
- Border or Bed
- Full Sun
- Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering):
Season of Interest (Foliage):
- Average Water