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Zones: 4 to 7
Mature Height: 15 feet
Mature Spread: 15 feet
The Smoke Tree is a small tree producing feathery blooms which often resembles billowing clouds of smoke. Yellow to orange fall colour. This adaptable tree makes a great background ina border for other small shrubs or flowers. Also known as smoke bush.
When choosing a location, keep in mind that the Smoke Tree has a moderate growth rate. It grows up to 15 feet in height and 15 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 4 to 7. Prefers full sun to light shade and moist, well-drained soil. Tolerates alkaline soil and drought and rocky sites. Transplants easily.
How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Pour boiling water over seed, let stand in water for 12 hours; or small numbers of seed, file or sand through the outer seedcoat, let stand in water for 12 hours
Stratification: Warm stratify for 60 to 90 days (60F), cold stratify for 150 days
Germination: Sow seed 1/8 inch deep , tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed
Other: Natural fall sowing in mulched beds
Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 40 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.
If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.