20 years to reach maturity
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American Smoke Tree Overview
American Smoketree, Cotinus obovatus is a large deciduous shrub from the Anacardiaceae family. It produces rounded foliage that displays nice colouration, changing from purple-pink during development to green at maturity and then various shades of red, orange and purple during autumn. Small, pink flowers are produced in abundant, feathery, smoke-like sprays.
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How to propagate American Smoke Tree
You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer, by seed in autumn. Root cuttings in the winter.
Other uses of American Smoke Tree
Grown for their divided, ash-like foliage, autumn colour and, in some species, showy fruit clusters.