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


  • Deciduous
  • Flowering month: June
  • Leaf colour: Purple
  • S Size: Small
  • Award-winning
  • Replacement prune
  • Autumn colour
  • Drought tolerant

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