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Cotinus obovatus

American Smoketree

Scientific Name:

Cotinus obovatus

Genus:

Cotinus

Species Epithet:

obovatus

Common Name:

American Smoketree

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Anacardiaceae (Cashew Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Habitat Description:

A small tree of limestone woodlands and glade margins, occasionally planted as an ornamental tree. Native to GA, AL, TN, KY, MO, AR, OK, and TX.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Flowers are inconspicuous but the petioles of the flowering panicles are reddish-purple, and collectively look like smoke. Beautiful fall foliage. Cultivars available.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/cotinus-obovatus/

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=COOB2



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