Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Royal Purple Smokebush

Categories: Shrubs

This shrub or small tree has stunning dark red-purple foliage that turns scarlet in autumn. It has plume-like seed clusters, which appear after the flowers and give a long-lasting, smoky haze to branch tips.

More About Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

  • very intense purple/burgundy leaves throughout the growing season
  • best leaf coloring of the purple smokebush

In the northeast, in the coldest areas these plants may diebackk to the ground most yeasr...however they make an excellent low shrub (2-4') with this "pruning" although flowering will be eliminated.

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3-15 ft


2-10 ft

Hardiness Zone:

(4) 5-8

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' Characteristics


  • Screening/Hedge
  • Fragrant
  • Mass Plant
  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color
  • Specimen
  • Hedging

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Does best in full sun
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average
  • Tolerates most soils

Flower Color

  • Purple
  • Red
  • Rose


  • Spreading
  • Irregular