American Smoketree; Chittamwood
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - MediumMature Height - 20-30'Mature Width - 20-30'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Large clusters of pink flowers May-June appear to be fuzzy and light, like puffs of smoke. The small flowers are light red when young, darkening to blue-green with age.Fruit - Its small hard fruit is less than 0.5" in diameter, and usually inconspicuousLeaf - Fall Color - Magnificant yellow, orange, amber, red, and reddish purple fall color.Bark - Gray-gray brown scaly bark resembling fish scalesOther Features - Some of the best fall color of any small tree, this tree only gets better with age.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Full sun, adaptable to many soils (well adapted to Limestone soils), easily transplanted and establishedNative Habitat - Diseases and Insects - Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Smoketree.- Other plants of the family Anacardiaceae.- Other plants of the genus Cotinus.- Other plants of the species Cotinus obovatus.