Cotinus obovatus / American smoketree
American Smoketree is an underrated native tree; it's the quiet but talented student in the back, providing unmatched texture to the landscape. In the spring, new growth emerges in shades of yellow, amber, red, and purple, which transitions to its summertime leaf color of bluish-green. In early summer, Smoketree's lacy, fluffy flowers emerge and over the summer, fade to a soft pink that lasts for months. Finally, in the fall, the leaves once again take on gorgeous shades of reds and purples. Truly a knockout all season long.
Grows best in full sun to part shade with well-drained, dry to moist soil.
Plant delivery is free within the City of Beacon. Deliveries outside the City of Beacon are by a $65/hour fee, which includes travel and placement of material.