Audubon® Native Smoketree

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SKU
10004506

The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native trees that helps birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The unique texture and color of the Audubon® Native Smoketree (Cotinus obovatus) means not settling with boring or plain ornamentals. Now you can have a conversation starter and turn heads with ravishing color!

Well-known for its purple foliage with reddish-orange or yellow veins and glowing red undersides. The rounded to oval leaves are leathery and keep their color in the heat of summer better than other varieties of this species. The foliage fills the open spreading crown and wispy pinkish branches. Named for the blooms appear as puffs of purple smoke, they appear in summer and persist until autumn.

Sometimes known as Smokebush, Smoke Tree’s intensity of color all growing season! You and your pollinators enjoy the pleasant floral scent. These delightful blooms are bright red with hints of pink and violet. Resembling a Dr. Seuss masterpiece. In autumn, the Fall Foliage combusts, and the blue-green leaves take on rainbow-sherbet shades of raspberry, orange, lemon, and lime!

Planting and Application:

Native Smoketrees are great privacy screens along the roadside or fence line. Either large shrubs or small Ornamental trees with pruning, they are whimsical focal points and specimens!

Heads will turn all growing season when planted en masse, as thick hedgerows and shelterbelts for wildlife cover or in groupings for privacy and color! Wildlife shelter and food, the small seeds on female Smoke Trees feed Cardinal, Grosbeak, Wrens, Sparrow, Thrush, Oriole, Finch, Mockingbird, Thrasher, Vireo & Wood Warbler.

  • Pink Spring Foliage, Matures Blue - Dark Green
  • Lightly Fragrant, Whimsical Puff-Like Flowers
  • Wildlife Shrub - Cover, Shelterbelts & Biodiversity
  • Seeds on Female Plants for Birds
  • Fantastic Fall Color & 4 Season Interest

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Smoketree’s need a well-drained area of the yard, thriving in almost any soil type with medium moisture. This exciting plant loves to show off its unique colors in full sun!

  • Drought-Tolerant, Disease-Resistant
  • Adapted to Stony, Clay Soils
  • Full Sun & Some Part Sun
  • Multi-Branched Shrub or Tree With Pruning - Prune in Winter

Whimsical and unique, plus beauty and color, the Audubon® Native Smoketree will brighten any garden application you can think to use it in! Order your bird-friendly native today at NatureHills.com!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native Smoketree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Cotinus obovatus
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 25 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No