Category: Deciduous Trees
Facts about Smoke Tree, "Scientific name for Smoke Tree is Continus coggygria". Smoke Tree is a small, ornamental tree with multiple stems that is a native to Eurasia. The name of the tree refers to any of numerous plants, a few of whose parts are thinly divided and offer the look of smoke when observed from a distance. The Cotinus variety of the Smoke Tree is a common garden plant. The Psorothamnus Spinosus, a spiny variety of the Smoke Tree hails from the American desert. During the spring season, the Smoke Tree has flexible puffballs that appear pink in color, and during the autumn season, this Smoke Tree variety changes its color to orange and bright red. The tree has a medium growth rate and grows well in full sun. it performs well in a variety of soils, such as alkaline, acidic, drought tolerant, sandy, loamy, well drained, clay and extensive range soils. The Smoke Tree attains a rounded shape with its widespread branches when fully grown.
Features of Smoke Tree
A fully grown Smoke Tree is capable of attaining a height, ranging from 15 feet to 25 feet (4.57 to 7.62 cm), with widespread branches that spread to a maximum of 12 feet (3.65 meters).
The leaves of Smoke Tree are alternate on the boughs, with the length, ranging from 1 1/4 inches to 4 inches. When compressed, they offer the smell of the skin of an orange fruit. The leaves of the Smoke Tree are showy, changing their color from standard bluish green to yellowish red-purple during the fall.
The Smoke Tree produces flowers from June to September. The flowers of the Smoke Tree are pink to yellowish pink in color and are not as distinguished as the hairs, which turn numerous shadows of the smoke-pink, chiefly in late summer.
The fruit of the Smoke Tree comes in uneven shapes, and rarely, they attain an oval shape. These fruits of the Smoke Tree are brown in color with the length of 1/2 inches.
Uses of Smoke Tree
The Smoke Tree is an excellent option for a plant border and it is a preferred shrub or little tree for backyard plantings or down property lines and the margins of landscaped regions.
The average lifespan of the Smoke Tree is about 20 years.