Plant singly as an accent plant in the shrub border or in large groups for hedges or screens. Best in eastern and central Kansas.
Tips for Homeowners:
Prune lightly in early spring only if absolutely necessary. If pruning is needed to regain a framework for the shrub, cut back hard in early spring but know that this will decrease the amount of flowers.
Rate this Plant:
A beautiful multi-stemmed tree with smoky looking flower clusters followed by an amazing show of color in the fall.
- Rounded shape
- Green foliage with vibrant fall color
- Long-lasting ornamental display
Interesting Notes about American Smoketree:
Smokebush gets its name from the showy collection of many tiny flowers and silk-like hairs that develop, giving this plant a smoke-like appearance. The leaves on the American Smoketree emerge green and follow up with a fantastic mix of color in shades of yellow, red, orange and purple in the fall.
Characteristics & Attributes
- Mass Planting
- Border or Bed
- Great Foliage
- Drought Tolerant
- Fall Color
- Full Sun
- Partial Sun
- Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering):
Season of Interest (Foliage):
- Average Water