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COTINUS coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Commonly known as Purple smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

Striking deep purple foliage
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Oval leaves to 7cm (3in) turn scarlet in autumn.
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Bushy habit. Smoky plumes of soft pinkish flowers in summer.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    To produce best colour.

COTINUS coggygria 'Royal Purple'

 
Available again from summer 2024 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Large £50.00  
Delivery Information Available again from summer 2024

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Susceptible to Verticillium wilt. Powdery mildew may affect purple-leaved varieties.
    Place of origin
    Southern Europe to central China
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Inconspicuous flowers in filamentous panicles to 15cm (6in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suitable for a shrub border
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Purple
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    For larger leaves
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
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Cotinus - Growing Guide
5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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