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Plant Details

Cotinus obovatus

American Smoke Tree
Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Sun
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Minimum 20 feet , Maximum 30 feet
Width: Minimum 15 feet , Maximum 20 feet
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This North American native is often grown as a large shrub, though it can be pruned to a lovely small tree to 20 ft high by 15 ft wide, with spectacular long-lasting fall color in shades of yellow, red, orange, or purple. The smoky summer flowers, handsome foliage, and drought and soil tolerance are nice attributes as well. May be in danger of extinction in the wild, having been overharvested for the yellow & orange dye in their wood. Full to part sun. -20F. USDA zone 5.
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

This sm.tree, to 35' (somewhat larger than C.coggygria) can be "one of the most brilliantly coloured autumn shrubs" (Hillier) in the right location--dont'pamper it!(in other words--Sun/soil on the dry side)

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

My favorite tree for fall color! Larger and rangier than the usual Smoke Tree (to25') and rarely producing the 'smoke', the translucent leaves are unsurpassed for fall beauty. Zone 4.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

Broad conical tree with some of the best fall color I've ever seen. Handsome elliptical leaves turn golden yellow, orange and pink! Tree 20' x 20'

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2 Nurseries Carry This Plant:

Listing Key

Name City/State Email Phone Prod Type Availability
Heritage Seedlings & Liners Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-585-9835 Bare Root: 4 Liner: 4 Seedling: 4
Rigert Shade Trees Hillsboro, OR Email now 503-649-8024 BB: 1
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