Golden Spirit Smoke Tree
Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot'
|Description||Spectacular foliage emerges lime green, matures to brilliant gold in summer, then turns coral, orange and red in fall. Showy smoke-like plumes of airy, pale pink flowers provide stunning summer interest. Foliage is sun tolerant and scorch-resistant unless conditions are extremely dry. Wonderful for use as a small specimen tree. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Once established water deeply occasionally.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||This outstanding three-season specimen should become a featured focal point. Use in shrub borders for late season interest. Provide unique effects against evergreens and perennials in mixed beds. A fine foundation plant to highlight important points in the architecture, entries and windows. Excellent choice for adding background interest to fountains and water gardens. Worth considering for accenting stark mid-century modern landscapes or adding depth to Craftsman home gardens.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer); Barberry (Berberis); Weigela (Weigela); Purple Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Elderberry (Sambucus)|
|Care||Easy to grow in average soils; requires excellent drainage. Tolerates poor, rocky, infertile soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize in spring. Prune heavily every few years to promote new growth with larger, more colorful foliage.|
|Lore||In Europe, smoke trees were a dye plant for both cloth and leather tanning to create the color known as yellow fustic. Although it contains toxic sap, it was used by apothecaries as a coagulant.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.