Purple Smoketree – Cotinus coggygria purpureus

$3.40

Deep purple leaves and smokey looking flowers make a great contrasting feature plant or bonsai.

This species is fairly tough and will grow well even with some neglect. As a bonsai it is great for most informal styles.Best as a medium to extra large bonsai.  

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This species is fairly tough and will grow well even with some neglect. As a bonsai it is great for most informal styles.Best as a medium to extra large bonsai.  

Bonsai Location

Outdoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Informal Upright

Bonsai Size

Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants

In the Garden

Ideal as a colour contrast in shrub borders or highly effective when planted en masse. Individually, the flowers are quite insignificant, but in mass clusters they look like a smokey haze covering the plant. Purple fruits adorn this large shrub in autumn. Grow it as a foliage contrast in shrub borders or as a small tree suitable for compact gardens.

Propagation

This species does not mind hot and dry environments and will do well in all areas of Australia apart from the tropics. A great tree for a sunny position that also does well in all soil types.

Common Name:Purple Smoketree
Scientific Name:Cotinus coggygria purpureus
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 15
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Purple
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Informal Upright
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:5-10m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Burgundy
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

Ideal as a colour contrast in shrub borders or highly effective when planted en masse. Individually, the flowers are quite insignificant, but in mass clusters they look like a smokey haze covering the plant. Purple fruits adorn this large shrub in autumn. Grow it as a foliage contrast in shrub borders or as a small tree suitable for compact gardens.

Propagation

This species does not mind hot and dry environments and will do well in all areas of Australia apart from the tropics. A great tree for a sunny position that also does well in all soil types.

Product Details
Common Name:Purple Smoketree
Scientific Name:Cotinus coggygria purpureus
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 15
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Hardiness:1 (-15 to -10 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Purple
Bonsai Location:Outdoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Informal Upright
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:5-10m
Tree Full Width:2-5m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Burgundy
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Arid/Semi Arid, Cold Temperate, Subtropical, Tropical, Warm Temperate
Additional Features:Attracts Birds, Easy Care Plants