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What is growing in my yard #341574 - Ask Extension


What is growing in my yard #341574

Asked July 10, 2016, 11:04 PM EDT

I have this beautiful tree or shrub growing in my front yard and I'm trying to find out what it is. Can you help me by telling me the name of this beautiful shrub/tree? Thank you.

Boulder County Colorado

Expert Response

Thank you for attaching the images. Your tree is a smokebush, or smoketree, Cotinus coggygria, so named because the airy flower clusters look like smoke. Leaves may be green or purple.

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Jean R. Natter Replied July 10, 2016, 11:35 PM EDT

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