Smoke Tree

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Quick Facts

An under-utilized tree that is fantastically heat and drought tolerant.

Named the ‘smoke tree’ for its cool, airy flowers who together show off an eye-catching gray or pinkish smoke appearance in bloom.


Smoke trees are drought tolerant and decently low maintenance water-wise. These are a great addition to add dramatic flowery show to a water wise garden!


New plantings especially should be regularly inspected by your ISA Certified Arborist to ensure healthy shape as trees establish long-term structure. Regular pruning is essential to allow for good airflow and prevent wind breakage in Smoke Trees.


These are kind to their owners and resistant to most major pest issues we see in the Sacramento area. Attention to not over-water these is key to preventing disease and stress in these trees.

Have questions, or need help pruning, planting, or caring for your plants and trees?  Schedule a visit with one of our ISA Certified Arborists!