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Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Smoke bush

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous shrub

Flower colour

Grey

Feature

Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Richard Bloom, copyright GAP Photos (15972)

Plant details

All the smoke bushes are shapely rounded shrubs or small trees, and are popular plants for their summer interest and autumn colour. This variety has deep marron, purple leaves that turn bright orange before falling in autumn. In summer it is covered with a smoky haze of soft open pinkish flower plumes, giving it a smoke-like appearance.

Family: Anacardiaceae

Genus: Cotinus

Species: coggygria

Cultivar: Royal Purple

Plant type: Deciduous shrub

Flower colour: Grey

Foliage colour: Purple

Feature: Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 500cm

Spread: 500cm


Reader reviews

flowering rose

lovely plant looks when in leaf.It suits being a back ground plant and I trim mine to keep it under control.


flowering rose

lovely plant looks when in leaf.It suits being a back ground plant and I trim mine to keep it under control.


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