Royal Purple Smoke Tree

The Royal Purple Smoke Tree features dark purplish-red flowers and works great as an accent tree.

Additional information

Botanical Name

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Plant Height


Plant Spread (width)



Bloom Time


Flower Color

Foliage Color

Fall Color

Soil Moisture

Well-drained Soils

Foliage emerges maroon-red and darkens to purplish-red. The inflorescences (sterile flowers) are also purplish-red in summer. It is the darkest purple-leaved cultivar, and the color does not fade. Has a beautiful vibrant red-purple fall color. Matures at 10 to 15 feet tall and wide.


Step 1 – Dig the Hole Twice as Wide as the Pot

Step 2 – Remove the Plant from Its Container

Step 3 – Backfill with 50/50 Soil and Max Mix

Step 4 – Cover the Plant Area with Mulch

Step 5 – Stake the Tree if Needed

Step 6 – Water and Feed the Plant!

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