Cotinus obovatus (American Smoke Tree)
American smoke tree is an outstanding large multi-trunk shrub or small tree with ornamental, flaking bark with bluish-green leaves that turn various shades of red and orange in the fall. It blooms in the spring producing a profusion of fruit clusters that resemble pink clouds, hence the name. The flowers change from yellow to pink as they mature.
American smoke tree is a drought-tolerant and disease-resistant tree if not over-watered or over-fertilized. It appreciates being protected from the hot afternoon sun.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Full sun to part shade|
|Bloom color||Pink, yellow|
|Mature height||10-25 ft|
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|