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Cotinus cog Royal Purple
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Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Smoke Tree

Description: A bushy large deciduous shrub with soft deep maroon/reddish purple round leaves. The leaves appear almost translucent on a sunny day, and change to marvellous copper tones by the autumn. In July and August, it is festooned with fluffy plumes of purplish-pink flowers that look like a haze of smoke. 

History: Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Cotinus Growing Tips: Best planted in full sun or partial shade position with moist but well-drained chalk, clay, sand or loam soil.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 4m

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Purple Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Flowering month - June Flowering month - June
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Drought tolerant Drought tolerant
Tolerates exposed site Tolerates exposed site
Tolerates coastal site Tolerates coastal site
Replacement prune Replacement prune