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American Smoke Tree
Cotinus obovatus
Distinguishing Features: Flowers in large, “smokey” clusters, flaky bark and some leaves have notched tips
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: Upright, oval habit, 20 to 30 feet tall, width can equal height
  • Leaf: Alternate leaf arrangement, simple, deciduous leaves, 2 to 5 inches long and half as wide, entire leaf margin, obovate leaf shape, bluish green leaf color, In Autumn, leaf changes to yellow, orange, red to purple color
  • Flower: Dioecious, 6 to 10 inches long panicles, green to greenish-white color
  • Bark: Gray-brown flaky bark
  • Fruit or Seed: Small in size and not always present
  • Other:
American Smoke Tree
Cotinus obovatus fruit