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COTINUS coggygria 'Royal Purple'

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




  • 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.
  • Additional Features - Autumn colour
  • Pests & Diseases - susceptible to Verticillium wilt. Powdery mildew may affect purple-leaved varieties.
  • Place of origin - southern Europe to central China
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
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5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
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