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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

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

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