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Products > Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit
Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit - Golden Smoke Tree

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 Golden Spirit ['Ancot'] - (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, a patent that has since expired. We grew this plant from 2004 to 2007. 

This information about Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.