Cotinus Royal Purple grows well in pots and containers and is the perfect small tree for brightening up patios, driveways and terraces, as well as flanking entrances.
Also known as the smoke tree or smoke bush, cotinus royal purple is often grown as a large shrub. However, trained into a patio tree shape, it makes an excellent addition to any garden design. Patio trees provide height and structure to an outdoor space. The vivid foliage provides plenty of colour interest, especially in the summer and autumn months.
This deciduous patio tree boasts long-lasting ovate foliage from spring to autumn. In spring, terminal panicles of tiny pink flowers appear, creating a hazy effect – hence the common name smoke tree
Cotinus royal purple is a hardy tree that tolerates whatever the British weather throws at it. It thrives in moist, well-draining soil and is happy in most soil types. Cotinus becomes drought tolerant as it matures. However, like all plants, pot-grown specimens do need to be watered more frequently. This patio tree tolerates partial shade but the vibrant colour, translucent foliage and smoky effect are best shown off in full sun.
Please Note: When purchasing plants, please consider that each live item is unique and may therefore differ from the images shown, which are for illustration purposes only. The plant will be supplied in a growers pot. Depending on season, some plants may be pruned back to encourage growth and deciduous plants may arrive without leaves.
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