Common Name: Cotinus Coggygria 'Royal Purple'
Type: Deciduous shrub
Size: 3m high and wide (10ft high and wide)
Zone: Hardy to Zone 5
Light: Full sun to light shade
Soil: Very well-drained
Bloom Period: June
Tolerate: Deer, Drought, Clay Soil
Bold deep purple foliage makes a dramatic show in any landscape! Upright, spreading, but compact. Dark maroon foliage. Purple-red smoke-like flowers. Ideal for dry areas. Combine with other plants of contrasting colors for an effective display. Single specimen, group or mass in shrub borders or sunny areas around the home. Long-lasting summer smoke display makes this a striking accent plant. Also may be used as an informal hedge or screen (a smokescreen as it were)
Key to Success: Best color in full sun locations. Prune to maintain form. Use triple mix and liquid transplanter fertilizer for planting success.