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Smoke Bush Royal Purple in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

 

Smoke Bush 'Royal Purple'

Cotinus - Smoke Bush - is a showy, large, bushy shrub. The leaves differ by variety from golden yellow to deep plum, and often change colour through the growing season. All cotinus need full sun and warmth to perform. They produce panicles of fluffy flowers. 'Royal Purple' is a popular cotinus with leaves of a deep plum colour in spring turning to deep red in autumn.

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plant Features
  • Smoke Bush Royal Purple likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Smoke Bush Royal Purple likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Smoke Bush Royal Purple is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Smoke Bush Royal Purple likes free draining

    Free draining

 
Available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Smoke Bush 'Royal Purple'

Latin name

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Anacardiaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Smoke Bush Royal Purple likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Smoke Bush Royal Purple is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Smoke Bush Royal Purple likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Smoke Bush Royal Purple likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Smoke Bush Royal Purple is 8.00meters x 8.00meters 8.00 M 8.00 M

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Cotinus - Smoke Bush - is a showy, large, bushy shrub. The leaves differ by variety from golden yellow to deep plum, and often change colour through the growing season. All cotinus need full sun and warmth to perform. They produce panicles of fluffy flowers. 'Royal Purple' is a popular cotinus with leaves of a deep plum colour in spring turning to deep red in autumn.


Flowering

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Tiny clusters of pink flowers on longish stems, giving the appearance of smoke, hence the name.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

In early to mid spring soak the container grown plant for 1/2 hours before planting in the soil which has had a spadeful of compost dug in first.

 
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