|Cotinus 'Royal Purple' (Deciduous)
Dramatic, long lasting, pinkish purple, smoke-like airy seed clusters backed by reddish-purple foliage create a prized small tree or large accent shrub. Foliage holds color all summer, then turns scarlet in autumn. Easy to grow in average garden soils; requires excellent drainage. Prune in later winter to early spring as needed to shape.
Light Needs: Full sun to light shade (leaves are greener in shade)
Zone: USDA zones 5-9
Watering Needs: Once establish, needs only occasional watering
Average Landscape Size: Moderate grower to 15' tall 10-12' wide
Special Feature: Dramatic foliage color, deer resistant, easy care, waterwise
Growth Habit: Round
Garden Style: Rustic
Companion Plants: Ninebark, tickseed, switch grass, black eyed-susan, and potentilla.
Great Color Contrasts: Orange, red, gold
Great Color Partners: Purple, lavender, green
Wildlife Associations: Bees