Golden Spirit Smokebush Tree
Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot' GOLDEN SPIRIT
GOLDEN SPIRIT (‘Ancot’) is a smoketree cultivar that is grown for its unusual golden foliage. This is a deciduous, upright, loose-spreading, multi-stemmed shrub that typically grows 8-15’ tall and as wide, however it can be easily kept more compact through annual pruning. Yellow golden leaves (to 3” long) suffused with green retain good color throughout summer, but turn amber, burgundy, scarlet and green in fall. it gets its common name of smoketree (or smokebush) from the billowy hairs which turn a smoky pink to purplish pink in late spring, thus covering the plant with fluffy, hazy, smoke-like puffs throughout summer.
Height : 8-15 Feet Width : 8-15 Feet
Exposure : Full sun
Hardiness Zones : 5-8