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Smoke Tree

 

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. 'Royal Purple' has roundish leaves that emerge reddish-purple and hold their color all summer before turning scarlet in fall. Attractive purple "smoke puffs" come from clusters of fading flowers.

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' Multi

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf notes : Foliage emerges reddish-purple and matures to scarlet.

Leaf length : 1 1/2- 3"

Leaf shape : Rounded

Leaf color : Purple

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Fading flower clusters produce purple "smoke puffs."

Flower color : Pink

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous

Average size maturity width : 10-12 ft.

Average size maturity height : 15 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -20 to -15 F( Z5a)

Sunset zone : 2-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes