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Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Rhus cotinus, Smoke Bush, Venetian Sumach

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Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' produces rounded, rich purple leaves which take on a fantastic red colouring in autumn. In summer, large, wispy clusters of pink flowers appear which take on a tan colour in autumn, and give rise to the common name Smoke Bush, or Smoke Tree. Deservedly popular, this large deciduous shrub grows well in almost any soil and requires little pruning. Alternatively it can be pruned hard every few years to produce a smaller shrub with larger, attractive leaves. Awarded an RHS AGM, Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple' is excellent for shrub borders, low maintenance gardens or grown as a specimen shrub. Height and spread: 5m (16').

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

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Height Up to 500cm (197in)
Spread Up to 500cm (197in)

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1 cotinus plant in 3.5 litre pot (V59402)
2 cotinus plants in 3.5 litre pots (V59403P)
2 x 9cm potted cotinus plants (KA7874)
1 x 9cm potted cotinus plant (KB1193)

Grow Cotinus plants in moderately fertile, well drained soil in sun or partial shade. Purple leaved Cotinus are at their best when grown in full sun.
Feed and water Smoke Bushes regularly until fully established. Prune Cotinus in late winter whilst dormant, removing any dead, diseased or damaged growth and trimming to maintain their shape. Alternatively, to produce larger, showier foliage, Cotinus plants may be cut back to within 2 or 3 buds from the base of the plant. Mulch with compost or well rotted manure after planting taking care not to mound it up around the stem.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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