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leaves of the smoke bush in mid autumn. A unique and interesting bush.
It's leaves turn into various shades of red and orange and sometimes
maroon (depending on the temperatures during the day and night) and are
usually the last to fall. The plant looks ideal for Halloween.
Despite the heavy rain, the large amounts of rain over the last few
days and the very high winds especially yesterday (partly from
Hurricane Sandy - Frankenstorm), most of the leaves still remain on the
The flowers of this plant bloom in late spring and throughout the
summer and are comprised of puffy balls of fluff. Quite a unique and
highly effective method for evolution to disperse the plant's seeds!
When the winds cause these balls of fluff to disperse onto the road,
they are like miniature tumbleweeds, sort of like what you see in