Smoketree Continus coggygria, Germany, Muskau Park, 1901

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 19, 2018

Smoketree Continus coggygria, Germany, Muskau Park, 1901

Smoketree, Germany, Muskau Park, 1901

Smoketree Continus coggygria Photograph by Alfred Rehder (1863-1949) Germany, Muskau Park 1901 Alfred Rehder first came to the Arboretum in 1898 while on assignment for Moller’s Deutsche Gartner-Zeitungand where he held the position of Associate Editor. Intending only to stay in America for half a year, he was persuaded to join the Arboretum’s staff and […]

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Smoketree Continus coggygria, Brno Czechoslovakia, 1905

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
July 3, 2018

Smoketree Continus coggygria, Brno Czechoslovakia, 1905

Smoketree Brno Czechoslovakia, 1905

Smoketree Continus coggygria Photograph by Franz Urbanek Augarten (now Lužánky), Brno, Czech Republic (fmr. Czechoslovakia) 1905 According to Kim E. Tripp “Considering Cotinus” in Arnoldia 54(2), 1994: “The American smoketree (sometimes known as chittamwood) is arboreal, reaching twenty to thirty-five feet in height. It is generally larger and coarser in character than Cotinus coggygria, and […]

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Up in Smoke

by Nancy Rose
June 24, 2015

Up in Smoke

smoketree, cotinus coggygria 'Daydream'

A haze of fluffy inflorescences now cloaks many of the smoketree (Cotinus) specimens at the Arboretum. The tiny flowers and subsequent lentil-sized seeds of smoketree are inconspicuous, but they’re held on large, multibranched panicles that are covered with fine hairs, resulting in the smokelike appearance of the inflorescences. The showiest specimens include accessions of common […]

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