American smoketree (Cotinus obovatus)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
American smoketree
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American smoketree (Cotinus obovatus)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
20 to 30 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 20 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Slower
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
rounded to upright, oval form; 20-30’ tall; 15-20’ wide; slow to moderate grower; blue-green leaves; showy, yellowish turning smoky-pink flowers in early summer that resemble puffs of smoke; yellow-orange to red fall color; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; drought and urban tolerant; sensitive to road salt; very susceptible to verticillium wilt; narrow branch crotch angles and included bark subject to breakage in storms; native to south-central U.S.; hardy to zone 4b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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