Golden Spirit Smoke Tree

Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot' PP #13,082

SKU
01661
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.
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Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationkoh-TY-nus kog-GY-gree-uh
LoreIn 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.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorChartreuse
Garden StyleRustic
Growth Habit5
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Barberry (Berberis); Weigela (Weigela); Purple Smoke Tree (Cotinus); Elderberry (Sambucus)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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