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Cotinus obovatus

Cotinus obovatus

Smoketree - American

American Smoketree bluish to dark green leaves and unique greenish smoke-like flowers in July.  The fall color is spectacular, with shades of yellow, red and purple hues.  The bark is also a beautiful gray and mature trunks become scaly for additional winter interest.   Native to rocky mountain soils and limestone glades from Kentucky, Tennessee, northern Alabama westward to Oklahoma.  American Smokebush was almost lost during the Civil War because it was harvested and used to make yellow dye.  Cotinus obovatus makes a very large shrub or an attractive small tree.

PRN Preferred:  As noted by Dr. Dirr "may be the best of the all American shrub/trees for intensity of (fall) color." and we agree.

Height

30 Feet

Spread

25 Feet

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
26 Cotinus obovatus #3 30-36"+ (NATIVE-greenish) Light branching 200 late June
0 Cotinus obovatus #7 (NATIVE-greenish) 75 late June
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Fall Color - Attractive
Native
Native - Straight Species
Soil Conditions
Average
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Special Recognition
Pleasant Run Nursery Preferred Selection
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Tree Type
Ornamental (<30')
Street
Foliage Color
Green
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