Royal Purple Smokebush

Supreme, EZ Start®. Ships 2 – 3' Tall with advanced root system in a 5x5x12" EZ Start® pot. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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About the Royal Purple Smokebush

An award-winning, dramatic smokebush! The Royal Purple Smokebush is an attractive, deciduous shrub that is prized as a colorful landscape accent. Maroon-red, oval leaves emerge in early spring and mature to a deep purple for the rest of the growing season. By fall, the rounded purple leaves turn scarlet.

Smokebush or Cotinus coggygria are known for their showy panicles. In spring, tiny flowers bloom and mature to dusty pink, feathery plumes. These dramatic, airy flowers give a ‘smokey’ appearance during the summer months.

Growing a Royal Purple Smokebush

The long-lasting display of flowers and color make this ornamental a lovely specimen for sophisticated gardens in both residential and commercial properties. The Royal Purple Smokebush, sometimes referred to as a ‘smoketree’ has an upright growth habit that spreads with age.

Royal Purple is an adaptable shrub that can tolerate dry and poor soils once established, however, it does not like to grow in wet soils. Plant this smokebush in full sun for the best results. Free of major pest or disease concerns and tolerant to deer, this shrub is sure to thrive while providing seasonal interest to your landscape.

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Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Bloom Color Purple
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Zone Range 5 - 8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8 - 10' tall x 8 - 10' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 8 - 10' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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