Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Smoke Tree, Smoke Bush, Smoke Wood

The airy clusters that appear after flowering look like pink smoke and give this group of plants their name. A few weeks after blooming, they turn brown or grayish. This 10- to 12-foot-tall shrub to small tree also has colorful fall foliage. Unpruned, plants can reach 20 feet tall. Likes poor, rocky soil. Can be started by seed, but best from cuttings of plants known to produce many smoky clusters. Can also buy plants in spring. Female plants generally produce more "smoke". Prune in early spring.
Cotinus coggygria, Smoke Tree, Smoke Bush, Smoke Wood
Its leaves darken to purplish black, often with a glowing maroon-red margin, and the 'smoke' is bronze.

Attributes - Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Purple, Red

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 8 ft. to 25 ft.

Width: 25 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming. Susceptible to Root Rot, Scales.

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Cotinus coggygria, Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak'
 
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