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
Leaf notes : Foliage emerges reddish-purple and matures to scarlet.
Leaf length : 1 1/2- 3"
Leaf shape : Rounded
Leaf color : Purple
Flower notes : Fading flower clusters produce purple "smoke puffs."
Flower color : Pink
Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous
Average size maturity width : 10-12 ft.
Average size maturity height : 15 ft.
Growth rate : Moderate
USDA Zone : -20 to -15 F( Z5a)
Sunset zone : 2-24
Water requirements : Moderate
Light exposure : Sun
Oak root fungus resistance : Yes
Attractive bark : Yes