Photo Courtesy of NVK Nurseries

Cotinus coggygria Royal Purple (Smoke Bush)

Grown for foliage that emerges bright merlot red, then becomes a deeper shade of red, before turning red, gold, and orange in the fall. In summer, large pinkish-white feathery plumes appear and gives the shrub a ‘smoky’ appearance. Upright loose habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid to late spring
8 ft tall x 6 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 5
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Moderate Moisture