American smoke tree is a small tree or large shrub and displays some of the showiest fall colors from yellow to red to purple. From a distance, the spent flowers give the tree a "smoky" appearance.
Smoke tree is a drought tolerant plant that will do best in sunny, well-drained areas. Too much water or rich soil will be detrimental. It naturally grows on glades or bluffs.Uses: Fall color, deer resistant, drought tolerant, shrubby bordersBloom time: MayHeight: 20 to 30 feetSpace: 15 to 30 feetSun: Full sun to light shadeMoisture: Dry to average