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Smoke Tree


This dramatic long-lasting unusual shrub or tree is best planted in groups, in a shrub border, or as a specimen. Naturally multi-trunked but can be trained to a single trunk. 'Golden Spirit' has roundish leaves that emerge lime green in spring and turn golden yellow in summer then bursts into a spectacular show of orange, coral and red in fall. Attractive purple "smoke puffs" come from clusters of fading flowers.

Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit' ('Ancot')

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf notes : Foliage turns golden yellow and then orange, coral and red in fall.

Leaf shape : Roundish

Leaf color : Lime green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Fading flower clusters produce purple "smoke puffs."

Flower color : Pink

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous

Average size maturity width : 6 ft.

Average size maturity height : 7 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -20 to -15 F( Z5a)

Sunset zone : 2-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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