Cotinus coggyria | Royal Purple
Puriri Lane | Cotinus coggyria | Royal Purple
Cotinus coggyria | Royal Purple
Puriri Lane | Cotinus Wreath

Cotinus coggyria | Royal Purple

Regular price $110.00 Save $-110.00

perfect for pollinators

This stunning award winning Smokebush is a large deciduous shrub noted for its attractive rounded leaves.  In spring the leaves emerge a rich red and then as they mature they develop a deep wine purple colour turning red again in Autumn.  In late spring the most beautiful hazy puffs of smokelike flowers appear in a mauvey pink colour that cover the plants.  When viewed en masse they appear wispy and smoky as you can see from the below photos which is where this plant gained its common name of Smoketree or Smokebush.  These fabulous plants have a long season of interest. The flowers are attractive to butterflies.

Royal Purple grows well in full sun or partial shade .  These plants are not fussy about the type of soil that they are in but they do not like soggy wet feet.  That said they so like reasonable amounts of moisture, so mulching will help to keep the soil evening moist.  The trees are actually quite drought tolerant once established. The best leaf colour is exhibited in full sun.  Plants grow with an upright and multiple branching habit.

Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

The lovely mauvey flowers of this tree have become very popular with florists and flower farmers for cutting - you can see a photo of a wreath using the Cotinus flowers and not only does it cut well for floral work, it also dries exceptionally well.  Be sure to check out our workshops where we can show you how to make wreathes.

Cut back hard in late winter or early spring to promote the growth of new shoots and also enhance the lovely colouration of the purple leaved varieties such as Royal Purple. Note though that pruning hard will be at the expense of abundant flowering.

Please note due to the size of these trees they are for "Click & Collect" from our nursery only.

Hardy to about -15 Celcius

Exisiting stock is about 1 metre in height

Height 3m x up to 4m Wide but simply prune to shape and for required height

Plant size PB28 | Equivalent 16.8 Litres of soil

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
    • Auckland City | $10
    • Upper North Island | $18 (Northland)
    • Middle North Island | $15  (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
    • Lower North Island | $18
    • South Island | $29
    • Waiheke or outer lying islands, please contact for a quote
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


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