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Products > Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit PP13082
Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit PP13082 - Golden Smoke Tree ('Ancot')

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Anacardiaceae (Sumacs, Cashew)
Origin: Europe, Southern (Europe)
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Spring
Synonyms: [C. 'Ancot']
Height: 12-16 feet
Width: 10-15 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit PP13082 (Golden Smoke Tree ('Ancot')) - A vigorous new selection of smoke tree with golden foliage! This deciduous shrub grows to 7 to 8 feet tall by 6 feet wide within 10 years and may reach the proportions of the typical red leaf forms (12-15 feet) with time. It has foliage that emerges a brilliant golden yellow suffused with lime-green coloring which turns to shades of coral, orange and red in the fall. Airy puffs of purplish hairs surround the flowers which begin appearing in late spring and early summer. The 'smoke puffs' are created by large, loose clusters of fading flowers - as the tiny greenish blossoms fade, stalks of sterile flowers elongate and become clothed with fuzzy purple hairs. As foliage may scorch in dry California gardens this plant is best in part day sun to bright shade in well-drained soil. It requires little to no irrigation and is hardy to around -25 degrees F (rated to Sunset zone 2 and USDA 4a). A stunning addition to any garden. This plant was discovered growing in a seedling crop in the Dutch Nursery of Willem A Sanders in 1990 and is marketed in the US through PlantHaven as 'Ancot' PP13,082. We grew this plant from 2004 to 2007.  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips would aid others in growing Cotinus Golden Spirit PP13,082.