American Smoke Trees

Tree Description:

0-012   American smoke trees (Cotinus obovatus) are some of the most colorful and drought-hardy small native trees in North America. These twin specimens have been here for decades and probably are the largest ones in Springfield. They offer their smoke-like flower clusters as well as brilliant fall color, and become larger than their more commonly planted Eurasian relative, purple smoke bush. They are found naturally on limestone hills in the southern United States but are fully hardy throughout Illinois.

Location:

39.82257 N, 89.657503 W

Map:

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