Model # C3711G3

Internet #204957274

OnlinePlantCenter 3 gal. Royal Purple Smokebush Shrub

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3 gal. Royal Purple Smokebush Shrub

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Product Overview

Unique seeds appear like puffs of smoke around the plant in mid to late summer. This deciduous shrub also has stunningly intense, oval shaped, dark purple foliage. The leaf veins and stems are red and each leaf's margin is edged with a thin line of red color. Panicles of pinky mauve, small flowers in spring turn to plume like, seed clusters in summer, which give a long lasting, cloud like, smoky haze to the branch tips.

  • Best color is achieved in full sun
  • An excellent specimen for the shrub border, as a color contrast in the cottage garden or as an attractive hedge row
  • A very pretty shrub, providing a striking focal point within the landscape
  • Lends landscape interest with three seasons of color
  • 3 gal. ships in pot unless state or federal regulations require otherwise
  • This plant ships as a bare root plant with no soil and no pot when shipped to Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington
  • When shipped as a bare root plant, the Shake and Ship system will be used to remove soil from the roots, thus increasing the root tip surface area, which in turn, greatly enhances the ability of the plant to rapidly establish itself in the new environment
  • To accommodate mature size or when planting in groups, space 7 ft. away from other plants or structures
  • Performs best in plant growing zones 5 to 8, when grown in other zones, special care will be necessary
  • May ship in a dormant state, with bare branches and no leaves, especially in early spring when plant has been pruned back to promote lateral branching



Mature Height (in.)
Mature Width (in.)


Additional Characteristics
Disease Resistant
Annual / Perennial
Blossom Color
Botanical Name
Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple
Common Name
Smokebush Shrub
Evergreen or Deciduous
Hardiness Zone
5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F)
Optimal Soil Condition
Shipped As
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun

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Customer Questions & Answers

Pre soak bare root?

I just received my plant. Do you have to soak it in water for 24 hours or can I plant it now? I live in AZ.
Asked by: Sharonq
Hello, thank you for your question. The plant has been dipped in a moisture retention gel, which has nutritional qualities. Please do not soak the plant in water. Plant it directly into the ground and water well right after planting. Mulch to retain soil moisture. Provide about 1" of water per week in the form of rainfall or irrigation. The plant is going dormant now so it will lose its leaves. The plant is not dying and the leaves will return in spring.
Answered by: Trade Star Landscape Pro
Date published: 2015-10-23

Can the shrub be trimmed to become a tree?

Asked by: Sharonq
Hello! The Smokebush is a multi-stemmed small tree. No special trimming is required to achieve this natural shape.
Answered by: Trade Star Landscape Pro
Date published: 2015-10-15

does this carry the same plant guraranteed as the stores

1 year
Asked by: yardman
Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, Thanks for your question. Please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 to get more assistance with this item. We are available daily, between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) Thanks The Home Depot User Generated Content Team
Answered by: THDCustomerService
Date published: 2015-11-01

Is this shrub tolerant of moist to wet soil?

Asked by: Wondering
Hello. The shrub is tolerant of a wide range of soils, however it does not like poorly drained, wet ones.
Answered by: Trade Star Landscape Pro
Date published: 2015-10-02
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Customer Reviews

3 gal. Royal Purple Smokebush Shrub is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should have ordered here first After purchasing the same plant from a garden center (that only sells plants) and having it delivered dead, never being able to revive it and eventually digging it back up...we ordered this shrub from Home Depot. It was shipped to our home quickly and was in in beautiful shape: packed well, healthy and full with no damage from shipping. It went into the ground that day and is thriving beautifully! Couldn't be happier!
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from surprise how perfect the shrub was I was surprised at how perfect the shrub was. I couldn't of brought a better one.
Date published: 2014-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Arrived fast & healthy! I ordered 7 of these plants to space them out well along half of my long driveway (I plan on ordering the other 7 soon-). These arrived packaged well in big boxes. they were not crushed, bent or broken. I was impressed at the size and fullness of the plants, even though they have been heavily pruned down for shipment. They have all been planted for about a month now and I am always happy to see them as I pull into the driveway. I look forward to them growing and filling the big wide open space, they will add a lot of color & interest to the otherwise open and boring space! I like how hardy & draught tolerant they are!
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very beautiful and healthy The shrubs arrived in excellent condition. I planted them a few days after receiving them and already see new growth.
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smokin' Smoke Bush Bush arrived in perfect condition and a great size compared to other plants I've mail ordered. It is doing well since planting, and already has a lot of new growth.
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely plants arrived very well packed-very pleased! I searched high and low locally for smoke trees before resorting to online options. It was a surprise that Home Depot was offering nursery size specialty plants online at a reasonable price, with no shipping. Particularly since plants are typically heavy to ship. These arrived promptly, and were beautifully packed. The plants were healthy and gorgeous specimens. I was very pleased. As a bonus, I wanted smoke trees that were trained on a single trunk rather than a bush (as a standard in technical terms). I didn't have anyway to make that request, but the plant that arrived was already started on its way to a standard-which made me extremely happy! Only reason I took a point off for value is that this week I discovered HD was carrying smoke trees in their garden center at my local store. 3 gallon plants for $25. I think I paid somewhere in the neighborhood of $50 for the one I got online. I've never seen smoke trees carried locally and didn't expect them-but there they were. Since it's July, they also happened to be half off. BUT-all the ones locally were bushes rather than standard trained. It was worth the extra money to me to have one on a single trunk (the half off thing was a stroke of timing luck), and be able to plant in the spring rather than summer. But really that's a big difference between the local and online price. Overall, though, I will definitely order plants online again from HD that are more specialty plants you'd usually get in a nursery. They were excellent plants and definitely cheaper than nursery stock.
Date published: 2015-07-15
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