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American Smoke Tree

Cotinus obovatus

Very striking color in the fall that lasts three to four weeks.  Smoketree is best used in a shrub border or trained as a multiple trunked patio or accent tree.  A North American native, American Smoketree is tolerant of a wide range of adverse urban conditions - wet soil, wind, drought, compacted soil, and are native to high PH soil.

Gardening Suggestions for American Smoke Tree:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Wet Soil
Drought Tolerant
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Container
Height:
20-30 Feet
Spread:
15-25 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
5-8

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Foliage Color
Orange
Purple
Red
Attributes
Border or Bed
Container
Drought Tolerant
Interesting Bark
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage