Amazing Smoke Trees In Your Yard
Growing smoke trees is something people do to make great looking shrub borders or even just as a pretty patio or accent tree in a front yard garden. Sometimes known as a smoke bush or by its Latin name Cotinus coggygria, the smoke tree is among the types of trees specifically planted for ornamental benefit. It is on the medium end of the size scale, generally growing 10 feet (approximately 3 meters) to 15 feet (about 4.6 meters) in height. Its spread can encompass as much as 12 feet (roughly 3.7 meters) around. Because of its manageable size and unique beauty, smoke trees are a popular choice for borders and gardens. The leaves of the smoke tree are just as distinctive as the flowers. The leaves are oval-shaped and can grow up to 4 inches (about 10.2 cm) in length. In the early spring months, the leaves take on a turquoise hue before turning deep purple, during the summer. By fall, the leaves become fiery shades of orange, yellow, purple, and red, and can stay on the branches long after other trees have lost their foliage. The leaves have bold red veins and are trimmed in scarlet tones.
Proper care is essential for garden trees to maintain their luster and shape. The smoke tree enjoys full sunlight, moist soil, and requires composting in the fall. If the tree is being utilized as a large shrub, it should be pruned once in the spring by trimming the stems to approximately three buds from the base. If it is being grown as a tree, stems growing haphazardly should be removed in late winter or early spring to ensure the strength and sturdiness of the frame.
Backyard Garden With Smoke Trees
Backyard garden with green grasses and smoke tree.
Pink Smoke Trees In The Outdoor Yard
Front yard with pink smoke tree and shrubs.
Pink Smoke Trees In The Garden
Planting smoke trees throughout the border of your yard is another excellent idea for a pretty border that separates your yard from your neighbor’s that both you and your neighbor will enjoy.
Red Smoke Trees In The Garden
If you are planting smoke trees in your yard, you will want to know how to grow a smoke tree.
Backyard Garden With Red Smoke Trees
Growing smoke trees is easy but you should be careful not to damage the bark.
Outdoor Smoke Trees In The Garden
Planting smoke trees is easy enough. These trees make a great landscaping addition to most front yards.
Outdoor Garden With Smoke Tree Featured Red Leaves
Smoke tree is an ornamental shrub to small tree that is grown for the bright purple or yellow leaves and the spring flowers that mature and “puff” out as if they were clouds of smoke.
Smoke Bushes In The Backyard Garden
Smoke trees tend to have a rangy, splayed growth habit.Label: trees images, trees ideas, smoke trees, trees pictures, smoke trees images, .