Golden Spirit Smoke Tree

Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot' Plant Patent #13,082

Item 1661

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USDA Zone:
4-8
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water deeply, occasionally; more in extreme heat.
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.

Fall Foliage :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Landscape :: Credit: Monrovia Close Up :: Credit: Monrovia
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Average Size at Maturity
Moderate growing; reaches 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot' Plant Patent #13,082
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Foliage Color: Chartreuse
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Flowers for Cutting
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Garden Style: Rustic
Patent Act: Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
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.

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.

History

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.

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