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American Smoketree

American Smoketree

Cotinus obovatus

Featured Plant Category: Focal point

Height: 20 to 30'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: May to June

Bloom Color: Yellow-Green

Soil Moisture: Medium

Soil Type: Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: Cotinus obovatus, American Smokebush, Wild Smoke Tree, Chittamwood

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$24.99

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Description

American Smoketree (Cotinus obovatus) is a small flowering tree that can grow 20′ to 30′ tall and prefers medium, well-drained soil. This tree has many ornamental attributes. In the summer after it blooms, it has long, billowy, pink-purple hairs attached to the spent flower clusters which resemble smoke-like puffs, hence the common name Smoketree. Perhaps even more impressive is its fall color. Leaves of the American Smoketree can turn a range of colors in autumn, including yellow, orange, red, and reddish purple. Sometimes the same tree can display multiple colors! This tree attracts bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, and it provides cover for birds and small mammals. With its unique summer display, its beautiful fall foliage, and its wildlife value, American Smoketree makes a striking addition to any native garden!


 

Additional information

Height

20 to 30'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

May to June

Bloom Color

Yellow-Green

Soil Moisture

Medium

Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun

Hardiness Zone

4,5,6,7,8

Other Names

Cotinus obovatus, American Smokebush, Wild Smoke Tree, Chittamwood

Shipping Information

At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Perennials can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: Trees and shrubs can be shipped in bundles up to 4. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants now ships via FedEx. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.