‘Velvet Cloak’ is a purple-leaved version of the European species. It is a deciduous, upright, loose-spreading, multi-stemmed shrub that typically grows 10-15’ tall, however it can easily be kept more compact through annual pruning. Smoketree gets its common name from the billowy Flowers which turn a smoky pink to purplish pink in summer, thus covering the tree with fluffy, hazy, smoke-like puffs. Deep purple leaves up to 3” long retain their color throughout the growing season, and turn an attractive orange-red in fall.
NOTE - For all plants currently listed in 4 inch and Quart size nursery pots. we will be removing plants from plastic pots and placing in fabric grow bags for shipping. this will begin on certain products NOW as we run trials but should be in full effect very soon -
Deliveries to CA, OR, WA, AZ, UT, ID, NV, MT, ND, SD will be shipped Bareroot.