Smoke Trees

Purple Plant


Shahin added on April 20, 2015 | Answered

Couple of days ago I bought this plant. Need to know its name and caring instructions. Awaiting your kind reply. Shahin.


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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 21, 2015

Thank you very much for your reply and letting me it's name and caring suggestion. I will take care of it according to your suggestion.
Re soil : In your article I found that you alkaline for some plants and acidic soil for some plants. I also read about adding lime. Some people suggests me to mix crashed egg shel with soil.
Do you suggest adding crushed egg shell with soil for all plants ? As bonemeal for plants is not available here.
Thanks again.
Shahin

Shahin - Egg shells provide calcium to your garden which is essential for cell growth in all plants so you may definitely use it. However, bone meal provides phosphorus and calcium. Egg shells do have a small amount of phosphorus but is not as strong a source of phosphorus as bone meal. So, in that respect, they are not totally interchangeable.

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 20, 2015

It looks like a smoke tree to me (Cotinus coggygria). Here is an image for identification:
http://www.finegardening.com/smoke-tree-cotinus-coggygria-royal-purple

For more information on smoke trees, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/smoke-tree/growing-smoke-trees.htm

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