American Smokebush or Texas Smokebush
American Smokebush is a handsome deciduous medium size shrub to small tree with a single or multiple stem trunks and an upright oval to rounded crown of blue-green foliage that develops a handsome yellow, orange, to scarlet fall color. Showy pink to purple-pink inflorescences occur in later spring to early summer.
Plant Habit or Use:
Shrub, medium shrub, large shrub, tree, small tree
Showy pink to purple-pink inflorescences.
Small non-showy drupes.
15 ft to 20 ft (25 ft)
15 ft to 20 ft
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: High Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Low Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Low Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: High Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Medium Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
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Region A - Panhandle and High Plains• Region B - North and Central Texas• Region C - Northeast and East Texas• Region D - West Texas• Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
Requires well drained soils; prone to damage from high winds and ice loads.