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Royal Purple Smoke Tree

Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’


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-t- Planting Mix
Royal Purple Smoke Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Royal Purple Smoke Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-15 ft.

Mature Width:

12-15 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


12-15 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’

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A Tree that Smokes the Competition!

Here's why you need this shrub:

  • Lovely small tree or shrub with a variety of uses
  • Gorgeous purplish red foliage
  • Incredible smoke-like, purple flowers
  • Tolerant of most soil types and periods of drought

Where there's Smoke there's Beauty

You can't help but notice the unique form and incredible color of the Royal Purple Smoke Tree. Setting itself apart in the landscape, reddish-purple leaves are accompanied by clusters of wispy flowers that emerge like purple puffs of smoke.

It's a show of color that begins in spring and lasts all summer long. The oval shaped foliage then transitions to a striking scarlet in the fall.

A slow grower that features an open crown, the Royal Purple Smoke will eventually top out at 15 feet, making it suitable for a number of planting options throughout the landscape or garden.

Easy on the Eyes and Easy to Care for

Whether you prefer to plant it as a shrub or let it grow into a colorful specimen tree, the Royal Purple Smoke combines beauty, ease of care and versatility.

Adapting well to its environment, it thrives in a variety of soil types and tolerates periods of drought. As a hedge, showy border accent or attractive autumn specimen, the Royal Purple Smoke is a great choice with unlimited design potential.

Don't wait for the smoke to clear. Order yours today.

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Customer Reviews

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Overall rating, 5
Love the tiny lilac blooms in the early summer, but don't stay long. We have pruned several times to get the shape . The dark purple-red foliage is beautiful, however in North eastern Kentucky, with one hard frost, which we had this year bit the tender leaves at the top, but will come back later. I would recommend this tree and love it. BTW, it's in our front yard as a specimen.
April 22, 2016
Flatwoods , KY
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I planted the tree March 21. I now see a new leaf growth. Yay! It was shipped and arrived in great shape. I look forward to watching it grow. So glad I ordered from you. Also I like the sales you send via email. Will do business again.
June 8, 2016
Carl Junction, MO
1 year ago
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Highly recommend
Excellent experience, our Smoke bush arrived In great condition, the planting instructions were perfect. Would highly recommend!!!!
July 1, 2016
Peoria, IL
1 year ago
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Love it
One, I love this nursery! My tree came in healthy so far so good I would recommend this website to anyone who is starting a garden or landscaping
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Added May 20, 2017
May 20, 2017
Pretty plant, no pot
The tree appears to be healthy and has good shape. Was shipped without a pot, but was not advertised as bare root. Came as a pot shaped bag of dirt. Fortunately, I was ready to plant right away so it was not an issue. Looks happy and healthy in its new sunny location. Hoping for a small show next season.
October 15, 2016
1 year ago
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Love it came in great looking would reorder again I love way it was packaged and how fast I received it
July 30, 2016
Jeffersonville , PA
1 year ago
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Too small plant, hardly 4-5 inches
Plants arrived in good shape, but, the plants are too too small. They are hardly 4-5 inches tall, and no leaves at all. Hope they will grow bigger. Again, I could have bought a 18-24 inches tall royal purple, and fully grown in Calloways just for $8 more. Again as Fast growing trees claim, the quality of the plant is good. I bought the one year warranty too.
April 6, 2017
frisco, TX
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
New tree
Was delighted when tree arrived as it was of very healthy stock!
The entire transaction was great from purchase to delivery to quality of tree.

Looking forward to watching it grow and bloom for a long time
September 5, 2016
Milford, OH
1 year ago
purchased four; lost one
I bought four of these last year...three are thriving, but one is punky and likely to die :'(
July 4, 2017
have only had for less than a month, no observations to share as yet
July 31, 2016
hamilton, OH
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Royal Purple Smoke Tree

Royal Purple Smoke Tree Planting Diretions

The Royal Purple Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria ‘Royal Purple’) is a stunning red-purple shrub with clusters of filaments that look like purple puffs of smoke. Left unpruned, it will grow into an irregular round shape, but can also be pruned into a tree form. It produces small, yellow-green flowers that grow in groups. These flowers will produce the purple “hairs” that you’ll see accompanying the foliage. Look for the leaves to change scarlet red in the fall! With a mature height of 10-15 feet and width of 12-15 feet, it’s an ideal plant for a smaller garden and anyone looking for a “pop” of color. Recommended for USDA zones 5-9, it can withstand temperatures down to -10 degrees and is a moderate grower at rates of 1-2 feet per year.

Location: Choose a location where your tree will receive full sunlight (at least 6 hours a day). It can tolerate some shade, but does best when getting full sunlight. It’s able to grow in a wide range of soils, but be sure the soil is well-draining and has a pH between 3.7 and 6.8 for the best results.

Planting Instructions:
1) Dig a holes for your tree that is at least three times as wide as the root ball and equal in depth.
2) Amend the soil with 2 to 3 inches of compost and work it in well with your existing soil to help with drainage.
3) Remove your tree from the container and gently loosen the roots by hand to ensure they grow in a spreading manner.
4) Place your tree in the hole and position it so that the top of the roots are even with the ground and the tree is standing upright.
5) Begin backfilling the hole with the amended soil, tamping down lightly as you go.
6) Once the hole is completely filled, give your tree a deep watering to remove any air pockets and settle the soil.
7) Apply 2 to 3 inches of mulch around the tree, ensuring that it doesn’t touch the trunk or rot and fungus may form.

Watering: Ensure the soil around your tree stays moist but not wet during the first few months while establishing. Test the soil by feeling down 2-3 inches to determine if it’s dry and needs additional water. These trees are fairly drought resistant once established and will only need water every 1-2 weeks, depending on your climate.

Fertilization: Fertilizing is not recommended for the Royal Purple Smoke Tree and can actually cause them to die prematurely.

Pests and Diseases: Remove any damaged or diseased branches immediately to help prevent a condition known as verticillium wilt. Black or tan spots on leaves can be an indication of a bacteria and can be treated with a fungicide.

Pruning: Little to no maintenance is required when growing it as a shrub. Any dead or diseased branches can be pruned in early spring before growth appears. They can be pruned to grow as a tree-form, but this should be done when planting and will require more pruning. To do this, select a main stem and prune the other branches away, keeping more growth at the top.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Fast growing, perfect time to order, perfect height and width. Looking forward to order arriving.
Gerard L on Oct 23, 2017
I have seen this tree and liked it !!!
Morris R on Mar 12, 2017
Fast growing, perfect time to order, perfect height and width. Looking forward to order arriving.
Gerard L on Oct 23, 2017
I never knew what these trees were called -once I saw the picture I knew I had to have it---I was so excited to be able to buy one
Diana A on Mar 30, 2017
I have seen this tree and liked it !!!
Morris R on Mar 12, 2017
My mother had a smoke bush, and I have had one in every place I lived. They grow tall, bushy and gorgeous - if planted in the sun and allowed to grow free. Had one that I pruned to column shape, but didn't love it as much as the full, wild look. If fertilized, it will grow pretty fast.
Mary E B on Feb 27, 2017
Unique and beautiful
Matthew M on Feb 18, 2017
I need another small tree that stands out. The deer have eaten all the other trees I have purchased that were different. I enjoy the one smoke tree I have and decided to stop wasting my money.
Margaret R on Jan 17, 2017
I had one at my cottage in the Thousand Islands and it was beautiful
Stephen C on Nov 19, 2016
like the color
James B on Oct 20, 2016
Beautiful year round. Easy to maintain. Adds nice contrast in a mostly green landscape.
TERESA W on Oct 6, 2016
Foliage color.
Andria S on Sep 2, 2016
We have seen one of these trees in the neighborhood, and love the color and foilage.
Shaun M on Sep 1, 2016
To give interest to the landscape in color and foliage as well as being easy to care for.
Waltraud B on Aug 1, 2016
Just looks like a neat tree to have. Unusual.
Eleanor S on Jul 26, 2016
To add color to my hillside.
Shirley F on Jul 1, 2016
Saw one of them in fool bloom, had to have it!
Ruth E on Jun 15, 2016
I chose this plant to add color to a hillside.
Melanie B on Jun 14, 2016
We had one at our old home, and since we moved, I really miss it! They are beautiful!
Tina K on Jun 14, 2016
I love purple plants and I saw one of these trees and I became obsessed!!!!
Dena G on Apr 20, 2016
Because they are one-gallon trees and not bare root.
Carole A on Apr 15, 2016
I never knew what these trees were called -once I saw the picture I knew I had to have it---I was so excited to be able to buy one
Diana A on Mar 30, 2017
My mother had a smoke bush, and I have had one in every place I lived. They grow tall, bushy and gorgeous - if planted in the sun and allowed to grow free. Had one that I pruned to column shape, but didn't love it as much as the full, wild look. If fertilized, it will grow pretty fast.
Mary E B on Feb 27, 2017
Does this smoke tree come I. different colors?
marvalene m on Jun 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They come in pink or purple
What are those fluffy things they grow?
Debbie B on Jul 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It's not exactly a bloom, but the tree's version of same and is what makes the tree look "smokey".

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