Cotinus obovatus /American Smoketree

Cotinus obovatus   / Cotinus obovatus
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Scientific Name: Cotinus obovatus
Common Name: American Smoketree
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: The fuzzy panicles of flowers create a smoky effect, thus its name. The twisted stems and flaky bark add interest. Best adapted to the upper South where winter temperatures satisfy its dormancy requirements. Plant in full sunlight and in a well drained soil.