Most gardeners are familiar with the European Smokebush and its shrubby habit and purple foliage.
The native Smoketree is better.
The first thing to appear in the season is the soft, gentle, lime-green foliage. Who wants purple...?
Then come the billowy flowers that are effective for up to six weeks.
And then, best of all, are the autumn colors, flaming oranges and reds...
They're here...come get one!