High Demand Tree Puts on an Amazing Show
The Royal Purple Smoke tree doesn’t conform to the typical pastels or primary hues of spring. It exhibits dark reddish-purple foliage from spring through summer. What makes it most interesting is the clusters of buoyant flowers that surface, giving the appearance of little puffs of smoke clouds.
The undersides of the leaves are green, so when the wind blows, you’ll see an amazing contrast of color and a smoky-haze effect. You can grow it as a tree or a shrub. Planted alongside other shrubs it accentuates what could be considered a dull row of greenery.
If you choose to plant yours as a specimen, it holds its own in bringing attention to itself. The vibrant purple foliage turns scarlet red in the fall.
Low Maintenance and Easy to Grow
Royal Purple is a variety of smoke tree that is known for its drought tolerance and generally low maintenance requirements once established. In fact, it prefers to not be pampered and cared for to the level demanded by many other flowering shrubs and trees. Hardy in USDA Zones 5-9 it can reach a height between 10-15 feet.
The characteristic foliage colors and flowers will exhibit best in full sunlight, though the plant will flourish in partial shade locations, too. It will also do well in exposed locations because of its very dense growth habit and can make a nice windbreak when planted fairly closely to other smoke trees (about 4 feet apart).
The Royal Purple Smoke Tree is not finicky. While it thrives in the ground, it will do just as well growing in a container. Place this colorful companion on your patio, or put it by your front door to impress your guests. One thing you’ll notice – it’s a conversation starter. You’ll often be asked ‘What is that?’ and ‘Where can I get one?’
Adding to its amazing convenience factor, this Smoke Bush is not highly susceptible to diseases or insects.
For amazing color that goes from drastic purple to intense red, order your Royal Purple Smoke Tree today. We’ll deliver one right to your door.