Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Purple Smokebush

Deciduous Shrub, Tree

Cotinus 'Royal Purple' , a deciduous shrub with burgundy foliage. The frothy mid-summer blooms earn its common name, smoke bush. For especially small gardens,  consider its dwarf counterpart: Cotinus Winecraft Black.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low


Size: 120 - 180 tall x 96 - 180 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Fall Color, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Burgundy / Maroon
Fall Color: Red Orange, Red

Flower Color: Burgundy / Maroon, Brown / Chocolate, Pink
Bloom Season: Jul, Summer

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Hedges and Screens, Hell Strip, Mixed Border
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Low Water / No Water, Reflected Heat
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: canopy, mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Fast Growing / Vigorous
Collections: Great Plant Pick

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos