Smokebush: Cotinus Cog.'Royal Purple' - 2GAL Pot CM Tall
A deciduous shrub with stunning, purple foliage and a smoky, plume-like inflorescence.
Caring for a Smokebush (Cotinus coggygria) involves providing it with the right growing conditions and regular maintenance. This deciduous shrub thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-drained soil. Plant it in a location with good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases. Water the plant deeply and regularly during its first year of establishment, and then as needed. Smokebush is relatively drought-tolerant once established. Mulching around the base of the plant helps retain moisture and suppress weeds. Prune the shrub in late winter or early spring to maintain its shape and remove any dead or crossing branches. You can also selectively prune to enhance its unique smoke-like appearance. Smokebush is generally resistant to pests and diseases but monitor for any signs of trouble. With proper care, your Smokebush will provide you with its stunning foliage, ranging from deep purple to vibrant orange, and its characteristic smoky plumes, adding a dramatic touch to your landscape.