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Royal Purple Smoke Tree

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

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Royal Purple Smoke Trees Dramatic, long-lasting, pinkish purple, smoke-like airy seed clusters are backed by reddish-purple foliage create a prized small tree or large accent shrub. The Foliage holds its color all summer, then turns scarlet in autumn.

About Your Royal Purple Smoke Tree

Easy to Care for Royal Purple Smoke Tree

Royal Purple Smoke Tree produces dramatic, long lasting, pinkish purple, smoke-like airy seed clusters backed by reddish-purple foliage create a prized small tree or large accent shrub. Foliage holds color all summer, then turns scarlet in autumn. This variety of Smoke Tree is the best known of the species and is grown primarily for its outstanding deep purplish-red leaves and profuse plumes of pink flowers. The red color is reliable, even in the summer. Compared to other smoketree cultivars, Royal Purple Smoke Tree is somewhat more compact in growth habit. It will eventually reach 15 to 20 feet in height with an equal spread.


Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Mature Height: 15 to 20 feet
Mature Width: 15 Feet
Classification: Broad Leaved deciduous tree, Summer flowering
Sunlight: Full Sun
Habit: Upright, rounded habit
Foliage: Dark purple, brilliant scarlet fall color
Flower Color: smoke like clouds of Pink
Pruning Season: No pruning needed.
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established.
Uses: Tolerates moist soil and full sun. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to drier sites.
Growzone: 4-8 Royal Purple Smoke Tree Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Royal Purple Smoke Tree

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Royal Purple Smoke Tree plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Royal Purple Smoke Tree to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.


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