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Cotinus obovatus

Classification

Order: Sapindales
   Family: Anacardiaceae
            Genus: Cotinus
                        Specie: Cotinus obovatus

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Broad oval leaves turn red, yellow and orange in autumn; plume-like panicles of purple flowers in summer

Uses: Specimen shrub Autumn color Shrub borders

Zones: 5-10

Description: This species is native to central and southern USA where it grows on rocky hills. The foliage, which colors particularly well in autumn, is similar to Cotinus coggygria but the flowering display is less spectacular. It is more tree-like and grows u

Growth Habit: Broad conical habit

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