Archive for the ‘Smoketree (Cotinus)’ Category

List Of Dioecious Trees And Shrubs

              Some tree species are dioecious, that is produce single sex flowers (either male and female). Male flowers produce pollen and no fruits. Female flowers bear seeds or fruits.  You may purchase male clones to avoid picking up messy seed pods or capsules in the fall. If you are allergic to certain tree pollens, avoid […]

Smoketree – Reliable Urban Tree Or Shrub

“Smokin” may be a corny way to describe the billowy inflorescence (floral head) of common smoketree (Cotinus coggygria). It is native from eastern European to central China. U.S. native, American smoketree (Cotinus obovatus), is far less popular as its inflorescence is much smaller and less showy. Dusky 6-8 inch diameter ball-shaped inflorescences appear in late […]