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  • Cotinus coggygria (a/k/a smokebush)

  • Yeah a smoketree. They also come in purple. They were very popular during the Victorian era.

  • truffula tree?

  • Smoketree? I don’t think so…wouldn’t be blooming until later in the summer. I think it’s a Chinese Fringe Tree (Chionanthus retusus). There’s also an American version native to this area, Chionanthus virginicus. It’s a great choice for a native blooming tree for small yards.

    • The virginia version has finished blooming, so I’m guessing it might be Chinese.

      However, I have seen some smoketrees in bloom, too, so I’d have to take a closer look.

      Actually, on second thought, I think it’s probably still a smoketree. The trees bloomed a lot earlier this year, so it might just be off rhythm.

    • I believe Chionanthus virginicus (Fringe Tree) is correct. The leaves look to match as well as the fringe bloom. A Chinese Fringe ree has different leaves and the smoke tree has more pink to purple blooms as well as a smaller flower. check bark of both trees and compare.

  • Really cool and different.

  • It is known as SMOKE BUSH, it also comes in other colors. You see them everywhere around western PA

  • Definitely Smoke Tree/bush– It’s blooming early like everything else because of the mild winter and hot spring.

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