The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

smoke bush

Photo of Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'


A stunning, deciduous shrub with deep maroon leaves that turn bright orange before falling in autumn. In July and August, it is festooned with fluffy plumes of purplish-pink flowers that look like a haze of smoke. This is an eye-catching specimen plant for a sunny shrub or mixed border. The foliage, which appears almost translucent when backlit by the sun, is at its best when the plant has been pruned hard in March.


  • Shrubs

Award of Garden Merit

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Cottage style garden
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Specimen

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Grow in moist well-drained soil in full sun. Will tolerate partial shade. In late winter or early spring remove any misplaced, diseased or crossing branches.


Size: Large

Pot size: Root balled

Eventual height: 500cm

Eventual spread: 500cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West
  • North

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline