Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'
Royal Purple Smoketree
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous shrub or small tree, 12-15 ft (3.5-4.5 m) tall and nearly double in width. Foliage maroon-red in spring and darkening to purplish red, but may be greenish in late summer and may become scarlet in fall. The upper surface of leaves often with a pink margin, underside is green. Inflorescences are purplish red.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 or even 4 if in a protected locations (Snyder, 2000). The purple selections are reportedly less hardy than the green ones.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: front of Shepard Hall.