Smoke Tree

Arbor Walk #75, TreeKeeper ID #2753

This small 10-15 foot Eurasian tree is best known for the show it puts on annually; smoke trees produce pink to purple hair-like strands that emerge from their flowers each summer, appearing to be a “smoke” that covers the tree. The ‘Ancot’ cultivar has been bred to produce golden-green leaves rather than the traditional green leaves. In fall this tree’s leaves can turn a variety of colors, from amber to scarlet to green. This cultivar grows best in well drained soils because it has a shallow root system. The Smoke Tree is mainly used for decorative purposes, and has no serious disease or insect threats.

Common NameSmoke Tree
Latin NameCotinus coggygria
Indigenous Name(s) 
Commercial NameGOLDEN SPIRIT

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