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
|Full sun to part shade
|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)