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Smoke Tree 'Royal Purple'

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'
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Deciduous shrub or small tree with purple leaves that emerge in summer and turn red in fall. Fading yellow flowers create purple puffs of "smoke". Grows with a rounded habit. Use as accent, hedge, firescaping, specimen, border, or for mass planting.

Plant with Tickseed or Black-Eyed Susan


  • Landscape Size: 12'-15' tall, 12'-15' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 2-24
  • Growth Habit: Compact, Rounded
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Fall Color, Deciduous, Long Bloom Season

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Tolerates a wide range of soils but prefers well drained soils with medium moisture. Prune lightly in late winter or early spring if bloom is desired. If bloom not desired, cut back far to encourage growth of vigorous new shoots with larger leaves. Apply an all-purpose fertilizer in spring.



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