Monday, October 19, 2009

Cotinus obovatus......our native Smoke Tree

I can only conclude that I'm less fickle than I feel, or portray myself. I consistently come back to this as my favorite tree.

2 comments:

how it grows said...

These are very difficult to find. I only recently saw one for the first time at Wave Hill.

ChrisU said...

They are certainly less common in gardens and in the trade than C coggygria, but they are beginning to appear more frequently.

We planted several along the "Flowering Tree Walk" at the USNA, and I saw a few at nurseries this year. I planted one for my Mother two springs ago. They grow quickly; its gone from 3' to 7' already.