The rich maroon purple, medium-sized oval foliage of Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' turns vivid red in the autumn for a vibrant display. If the attractive foliage isn’t enough to give 'Royal Purple' the rights to a space in the garden, it produces a mass of pale, pinkish-purple flowers in fluffy plumes from July – August. The flowers give the illusion of soft, billowing smoke surrounding the plant and gives rise to its common name of Smoke Bush.
Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' will naturally grow to a shrub of around 5 x 5 meters in size over 20 years, but we have grown it as a beautiful single stem tree with a lovely rounded habit. It requires a moist, well-drained soil in full or partial sun and it won’t fail to impress.
AKA Cotinus 'Royal Purple', Smoke Bush
Our pot grown 'Royal Purple' Smoke Bush can be planted at any time of year. Prepare the ground by removing weeds and grass within a metre of the planting location. Dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and approximately twice as wide. To help the bush establish effectively, sprinkle root grow in the hole.
Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of your original soil with 50% high quality compost, then fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the bush.
If you’re planting Cotinus in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. We stock a range of irrigation kits to assist watering.
Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds for the first couple of growing seasons.
1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat
1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat
2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat
1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat
Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.
The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.
All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.
For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.
Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.
Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.
To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.
The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:
Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.
Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.
Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.
Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.
Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.
Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.
Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.
Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.
Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:
Standard either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard 10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard 12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height
|Plant Specification||Form||Supplied Size||Root type||Price||Quantity Qty|
|Bush||50-70cm||7.5L pot*||£44.99 (ex VAT) Was £49.99 (ex VAT)|
|Bush||70-100cm||15L pot*||£69.99 (ex VAT)|
|Single Stem Tree||150-200cm||12L pot*||£69.99 (ex VAT)|