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FLAME SMOKE TREE
Cotinus coggygria 'Flame'
Photo Locations: The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Utility friendly tree.
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Additional Common Names
FLAME SMOKE TREE, FLAME WIG-TREE, FLAME SMOKEBUSH
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 10 - 15 feet.
Width: 10 - 18 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Leaves Oblong, Blue Green, Green or Blue, Red or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Pink. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Brown Drupe, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Dark Brown, Exfoliating or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.
Exposure Full Sun.
Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Leaf Rollers, Leaf Spot, Canker, Scab and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Container, Buffer Strip, Screen or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cotinus coggygria 'Flame' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 20, 2018.
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