Jun 27, Smoke tree is an ornamental shrub to small tree that is grown for the bright, purple or yellow leaves and the spring flowers that mature and “puff” out as if they were clouds of smoke.
Smoke trees tend to have a rangy, splayed growth habit. Pruning smoke trees annually will help make the plant more compact and strengthen the stumplop.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins.
Like most spring-flowering trees and shrubs, the purple smoke tree is pruned after flowering, when the puffs fade and fall from the tree. 1 Put on gloves and safety glasses before stumplop.buzzg: Encino CA. Aug 01, I have a young smoke tree and pruned it back this winter.
Everything in my yard is starting to sprout and my smoke tree looks like a dead 5’ tall stick. I hope I didn’t kill it and it’s just a “late bloomer!” I live in Northern CA Bay Area so climate is mild here. Fingers crossed and hoping for some new growth! Any advice stumplop.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins. Smoke Tree – Pruning, Winter Care and Fertilizing. Smoke Tree. In general, this plant is a”specimen” type plant that will need some pruning.
Pruning is very important to the overall look of the plant because it grows in a rather erratic pattern. Missing: Encino CA. Caring for Royal Purple Smoke Tree. Smoke trees will have the best leaf color with full sun, but it can grow well with some shade.
It adapts well to a variety of well-draining soils, but prefers acidic soil. Water deeply twice weekly when newly planted to help the roots grow stumplop.buzzg: Encino CA.
Jun 2, - Smoke trees tend to have a rangy, splayed growth habit. Pruning smoke trees annually will help make the plant more compact and strengthen the limbs. Click here to read more about pruning smoke stumplop.buzzg: Encino CA.