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Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot' GOLDEN SPIRIT

Description

Golden Spirit Smoketree is a large shrub or small tree with showy yellow leaves and the signature panicles spent flowers that resemble smoke.  Plant in the full sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil.  

Mass plant it or plant in small groups in a shrub border.  Its striking leaves and spent flowers make it an excellent choice for a specimen or accent plant.  It works well to screen or it can be pruned into a hedge.

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#small tree#drought tolerant#specimen#yellow leaves#accent plant#hedges#privacy#large shrub#deer resistant#screening#clay soils tolerant#fall color red#small groups#shrub borders
 
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#small tree#drought tolerant#specimen#yellow leaves#accent plant#hedges#privacy#large shrub#deer resistant#screening#clay soils tolerant#fall color red#small groups#shrub borders
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cotinus
    Species:
    coggygria
    Family:
    Anacardiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Description:
    Was developed to not flower but some small yellow flowers have been observed in the spring followed by the smoky panicles that are the tiny hairs connected to the spent flowers that smoke trees are known for.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Yellow obovate to ovate leaves 3" long turn amber to burgandy or green in the fall.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Small Tree
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought