Cotinus obovatus

American Smoketree; Chittamwood

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium
Mature 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 inconspicuous
Leaf -
Fall Color - Magnificant yellow, orange, amber, red, and reddish purple fall color.
Bark - Gray-gray brown scaly bark resembling fish scales
Other 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 established
Native Habitat -
Diseases and Insects -
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
BT000780
BT000900

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.