COTTON CANDY™ AMERICAN SMOKETREE - COTINUS OBOVATUS 'NORTHSTAR'

cotton candy American smoketree flower

Common Name: Cotton Candy™ American smoketree

Scientific Name: 
Family: Anacardiaceae
Genus: Cotinus
Species:obovatus 'Northstar'

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8 
Height: 10 to 18 ft
Width: 10 to 15 ft

Description:

This small tree or large shrub is a cultivar of American smoketree (C. obovatus), which is native to North America. It has a medium growth rate and round form. This is an extremely showy plant with large clusters of pink flowers that resemble cotton candy and good red and autumn color. 

Cotton Candy™ American smoketree is tolerant of drought and urban conditions. It will preform in an soild conditions. Full sun to part shade is best for planting. Plant C. obovatus 'Northstar' under powerlines, as a speciman, or as a hedge.