Royal Purple Smoke Tree
Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'
Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||koh-TY-nus kog-GY-gree-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 15 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Dark foliage, smoky blooms, and warm fall colors make this an excellent addition to the garden. Plant it with other shrubs to accentuate its colors or use it as an informal specimen.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Sensational Foliage and Blooms|
Easy to grow in average soils; requires excellent drainage. Tolerates poor, rocky, infertile soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize in spring. Prune heavily every few years to promote new growth with larger, more colorful foliage.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8