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Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' (Smoke bush 'Royal Purple')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Other names

Smoke bush 'Royal Purple', Smoke tree 'Royal Purple', Venetian sumach 'Royal Purple', Cotinus 'Royal Purple'

Genus

Cotinus Cotinus

Variety or Cultivar

'Royal Purple' _ 'Royal Purple' is a bushy, large shrub, with rounded, deep purple leaves turning red in autumn and large, feathery, panicles of pink flowers in summer.


Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Purple in Spring; Purple in Summer; Red in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Verticillium wilt Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Responds well to renovative pruning.


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Where to grow

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' (Smoke bush 'Royal Purple') will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in most well-drained, fertile soils in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Other names

Smoke bush 'Royal Purple', Smoke tree 'Royal Purple', Venetian sumach 'Royal Purple', Cotinus 'Royal Purple'

Genus

Cotinus Cotinus

Variety or Cultivar

'Royal Purple' _ 'Royal Purple' is a bushy, large shrub, with rounded, deep purple leaves turning red in autumn and large, feathery, panicles of pink flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Purple in Spring; Purple in Summer; Red in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Responds well to renovative pruning.


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' (Smoke bush 'Royal Purple') will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in most well-drained, fertile soils in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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Can I have a Cotinus coggygria 'royal purple' in my tiny garden by having a grafted plant (half standard I think they call it). Sorry - this probably sounds stupid but I'm an absolute beginner - any… read more

pruning Royal Purple Cotinus

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