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botanical name:
Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'
Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Smoke bush
family:  Anacardiaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 5.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Dark velvety purple rounded leaves. Ultimately making a large bushy shrub or sometimes a small tree, but often restrained by pruning to encourage good bold foliage. Unpruned plants produce cloud-like plumes of tiny brownish pink flowers. Good autumn colour.

Any reasonable, well drained soil. Best foliage colour in full sun. Thrives well in areas with warm, dry summers.

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