Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' - Smoketree from Quackin Grass Nursery

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' - Smoketree from Quackin Grass Nursery

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'


Plant Type:


Cotinus coggygria var. purpurea 'Royal Purple' - Dark red-purple leaves cloak this Smoketree in spring. The rich purple holds all through the season darkening to purple-black in summer. The big puffs of smoky inflorescence are pink red-purple, a lighter shade than the foliage; the contrast is comely. Inflorescence occur in summer and the smoky puffs persist for a couple of months and possibly longer. Leaves brighten and glower in autumn tones prior to leaf fall. Grow as a tree or allow it to become a large, multi-stemmed shrub; it may not produce many trunks but more than one is possilbe. 'Royal Purple' can also be pruned back; you will lose the flowers but it can be a significant, dynamic foil for perennials or a component in a pruned hedgerow. How about an alee? That could be an astonishing feature. Plant in average to fertile ground that drains well. Once established it is drought tolerant. Full sun exposure for the best leaf color. Established potted Smoketree.



10-15 ft


10-15 ft


Purple Pink


(4)5 to 8
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Item Description Price  
COTCROY Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $32.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Late Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Specimen
  • Hedge
  • Cutting Garden
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Average


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown