This dramatic long-lasting unusual shrub or tree is best planted in groups, in a shrub border, or as a specimen. Naturally multi-trunked but can be trained to a single trunk. Roundish leaves emerge purple and gradually turn green in summer and mature to glowing orange and purple in fall. Attractive rich purple "smoke puffs" come from clusters of fading flowers.
Cotinus coggygria 'Purpureus' Multi
Leaf notes : Foliage gradually turns green.
Leaf shape : Rounded
Leaf color : Purple
Flower notes :Fading flower clusters produce "smoke puffs."
Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous
Average size maturity width : 12-15 ft.
Average size maturity height : 12-15 ft.
Growth rate : Moderate
USDA Zone : -20 to -15 F( Z5a)
Sunset zone : 2-24
Water requirements : Moderate
Light exposure : Sun
Attractive bark :Yes