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Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’


A very useful shrub with foliage emerging maroon red, maturing to a deep wine purple and then giving way to rich scarlet fall colour. The name smoke bush comes from the smokey haze of the flowers as they cover the plant in summer. Foliage is beautiful covered in dew (pictured). Prune to maintain desired size. Can be pruned into a standard (tree) shape.

Common Name: Smoke Bush

Family: Anacardiaceae (The Cashew Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 6-10'

Width: 5-8'

Primary Bloom Colour: Purple

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Dry hillsides, rocky places and open woods, usually on limestone, to 1300m.

Award: GPP, AGM

Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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