- A multi-stemmed small tree that turns a smoky pink color from June through August.
- Good choice for a shrub border or other grouping
- Showy leaves turn from blue-green to yellow-red-purple in fall
- Adaptable to many soils
- Grows to 10' to 15' with 12' spread
- Zones 5 to 8
- Can't Ship To: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 5 - 8
The Smoketree can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Smoketree falls into the following type(s): Ornamental Trees
10' - 15' High
The Smoketree grows to be 10' - 15' feet in height.
The Smoketree has a spread of about 12' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This Smoketree does well in full sun.
The Smoketree grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
This Smoketree has rounded shape.
The unusual appearance of this species, combined with its tolerance of different growing sites and relative freedom from pests, makes the Smoke Tree a fine addition to both park and home landscapes.
The leaves of the Smoketree are browsed by deer and other big game.
The Smoketree is a native of Eurasia and has long been a favorite shrub or small tree for garden plantings or along property lines and the borders of landscaped areas. It was introduced into America as early as 1656 and by 1790 was commonly available in nurseries. It is a species with many names including Smokebush, European Smoketree, Cloud tree, Wig tree, Mist tree, and Jupiter's Beard, all of which allude to its spent floral plumes and airy clusters of seeds which give the tree a hazy, blurry, or feathery appearance.
The Smoke Tree has some drought tolerance and can withstand wet conditions.
This tree has leaves that alternate on the branches and 1-1/4 to 4 inches long. When crushed, they smell like orange peels. Color varies considerably, both in hue and intensity, particularly in autumn.
The flowers are pink to yellow-pink and are not as notable as the hairs, which turn several shades of smoke-pink, particularly in late summer.
The fruit is irregular shape, oval, 1/2 inch, brown.
A multi-stemmed small tree that turns a smoky pink color from June through August. Leaves, too, are showy, turning from medium blue-green to yellow-red-purple in the fall. Good choice for a shrub border or other grouping, adaptable to many soils. Grows to 10' to 15', 12' spread. (zones 5-8)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.