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Purple Smoketree

Colorful and Showy
  • Billowy plumes of pink and purple hues
  • Purple foliage
  • Grows 8-12 ft. tall
  • Foliage turns shades of orange and red in fall
  • Plant as specimen or informal hedge
  • SKU: 61623
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Purple Smoketree

Whether tucked in the garden or landscape, grown as an informal hedge, or planted en masse, this small tree is sure to be a standout. In the summertime, billowy hairs from spent flower clusters create whimsical plumes of pink and purple that appear to float above the rich purple foliage. In the fall, Purple Smoketree 's foliage takes on shades of yellow, orange and purplish-red. Grows 8-12 ft. tall with an 8-10 ft. spread. Tolerates dry conditions. Grows best when planted in full sun. Zones 4-8.
Product Details
  • FormUpright
  • LightFull Sun
  • Height8-12 feet
  • Spread8-10 feet
  • Spacing8-10 feet
  • Zones4-8
  • FoliageDeciduous, purple foliage. In fall, foliage will show shades of yellow, orange, and purplish-red.
  • Soil RequirementsAverage, well-drained soil. Does not like to be wet. Good drainage is essential.
  • PruningCan be pruned into tree form. In early spring, only prune what is absolutely necessary, to ensure as many blooms as possible.
  • CommentsKnown for its whimsical billows of pink and purple smoke that float above its handsome purple foliage, this smoketree will be a standout in the landscape. Plant en masse for a bold statement, add a single plant to use as a focal point, or create an informal hedge. It's not the flowers, themselves, that put on the show, but the billowy hairs attached to the spent flower clusters that create the smoky effect that decorates the summer landscape. Its upright, multi-stemmed form can be pruned into a tree. Tolerates dry conditions, so it is a good choice for urban sites. Native to southern Europe and central China.
  • Botanical NameCotinus coggygria atropurpurea
  • DepthDig a hole large enough to spread the roots without bending them. Plant at the same depth as in the nursery. The previous soil line should be evident.
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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE Bareroot Roses
1A-4A 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
4B 4/15/19 - 5/31/19
5A 4/1/19 - 5/31/19
5B 3/18/19 - 5/31/19
6A 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
6B 3/4/19 - 5/31/19
7A 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
7B 2/25/19 - 5/31/19
8A & B 2/18/19 - 5/31/19
9A & B 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
10A & B 1/21/19 - 5/31/19
Last Order Date 5/27/2019

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Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

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