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Common Smoketree

Cotinus coggygria

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.262 W94 53.135

Trail Number:
C15

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Description

Family:
Anacardiaceae

Foliage:
Leaves: Alternate, simple, oval to obovate, 1 1/2 to 3 1/2" long, rounded or slightly emarginate at apex.

Native Locale:
Southern Europe to central China and Himalaya

Mature Height:
10 to 15 feet

Mature Width:
10 to 15 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 8

Soil Preference:
Adaptable widely divergent soils and pH ranges; dry and rocky soils; prefers well-drained loam

Growth Habit:
Upright, spreading, loose and open, often wider than high, multi-stemmed shrub; when pruned develops very long slender shoots creating a straggly, unkempt appearance

Rate of Growth:
Medium

Disease and Insect:
None serous but is susceptible to rusts, leafspots, leaf rolers, and San Jose scale and Verticillium

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Flowers: 5-petaled yellowish flower 1/8" in diameter and sparsely borne
  • Fruit: 1/4" wide, kidney-shaped, dry reticulate drupe

Photos

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