'Royal Purple' smoketree is a large shrub or small tree with a compact growth habit and showy purple leaves in the Anacardiaceae (cashew or poison ivy) family. It was introduced into the United States in 1953, originating in Boskoop, Holland. Planting in a location that provides full sun will lead to the best leaf coloration.
Also known as
Smoke tree, European smoketree, Eurasian smoketree, Smoke bush and Venetian sumach,
How to care for Smokebush
Smokebush needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Smokebush love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Smokebush does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Smokebush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.