SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Cal Poly State University - San Luis Obispo, CA, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA
Utility friendly tree.
Resistant to oak root fungus. A durable plant in poor soils. May reach a height of 25 feet in the right conditions.
Native to Southern Europe to Central China.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Additional Common Names
SMOKE TREE, SMOKE BUSH, EUROPEAN SMOKETREE
Compact and Erect with a Low Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 10 - 15 feet.
Width: 10 - 18 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Oblong, Blue Green, Red, Gold, Orange or Multicolored, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Lavender or Purple. Flowers in Spring. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Pink Drupe, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Dark Brown, Exfoliating.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Moderate Inland.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Armillaria. Susceptible to Root Rot and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium Weak
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy and Irritant Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Not Deer Palatable.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cotinus coggygria Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cotinus-coggygria >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
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