Native Plant Society of Texas, Collin County Chapter
Plant of the Month, American Smoke Tree, Smokebush, Wild Smoke Tree, Chittamwood Plant Description Upcoming Events
Common Name: American Smoke Treey
Scientific name: Cotinus obovatus
--The gracefully weeping form and a bounty of bright scarlet berries bring subtle elegance to any garden. An exquisite focal point at entryways, in borders or as a specimen. Tolerant of many conditions and easily transplanted. Evergreen.
Plant Habit or Use: Large shrub or small tree
Plant Character: Deciduous
Bloom Time: Spring
Sun: Full to partial sun
Height: 25 feet
Spread: 25 feet
Flower: Pink to purple pink
Fruit Characteristics: small drupe, not ornamental
Water Requirements: Medium low
Soil Description: Adaptable
See more 'Nice Plants' and their descriptions on the "Plants' page
Next Meeting, June 4
Landscaping with Native Annuals
The Why and the How
Presented by Bill Hunter
Chapter Info Useful Sites to Visit Upcoming Events
The purpose of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) is to promote the conservation, research and utilization of the native plants and plant habitats of Texas, through education, outreach and example.
To this end, the Collin County Chapter of NPSOT holds monthly meetings January through October featuring speakers on topics related to native plants and habitats, sponsors donations for native plant demonstration gardens, plans field trips, and hosts native plant information tables at local outdoor events.
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--3rd Week of each Month: Thursday and Saturday -- Maintenance in the Heard Gardens, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
--May 11: 10th Annual Stiff Creek Wildflower Walk at the Buckner, Laplante and Woodfin Frams.
10 am to noon. Potluck Dinner will be noon to 1 pm.
4545 CR 412, McKinney, TX
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