biwa
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ID this bush (sorry, no pic)

I drive by an interesting bush every day on my way to work. It is interesting because it seems to be covered in red fuzz.

It looks to be 10-15 feet tall. It has small round or oval-ish leaves that are green and not particularly glossy. After the leaves come out in the spring, it develops a red fuzz that covers the skyward-facing side of every branch. As a result of the red stuff (small flowers, perhaps?) the bush has a fluffy appearance.

The bush is not evergreen; it looses its leaves in the winter. Sometimes the fuzz remains even through the winter, but by then it is brown instead of red.

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plkelly
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It's hard to tell without a picture, but google 'smoke tree' and see if it looks like the one you're talking about.
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biwa
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That might be it. I'd have to get a closer look at the bush to tell for sure. Thanks.

biwa
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Yes, the bush I saw is definitely a smoke tree. The "smoke" flowers are strange. They were pinkish red a few weeks ago. Now they're more of an off-white or pastel yellow color.

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