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ROYAL PURPLE SMOKE TREE
Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

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Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT, Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA and San Marcos Growers - Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches droop but resist breakage. Trainable as Standard.

Trees may be referred to as male or female.

Family: Anacardiaceae

Additional Common Names

ROYAL PURPLE SMOKE TREE, ROYAL PURPLE WIG-TREE, ROYAL PURPLE SMOKEBUSH

Tree Characteristics

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 12 - 20 feet.

Width: 10 - 12 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Leaves Oblong, Purple or Red, Red or Purple, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Pink, Purple or Red. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.

Brown Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Leaf Rollers, Leaf Spot, Canker, Scab and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Container, Buffer Strip, Screen or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 20, 2018.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cotinus-coggygria-royal-purple >

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