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Golden Spirit Smokebush

Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit'

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Golden Spirit Smokebush (Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit') at Tagawa Gardens

Golden Spirit Smokebush

Golden Spirit Smokebush

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Golden Spirit Smokebush (Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit') at Tagawa Gardens

Golden Spirit Smokebush foliage

Golden Spirit Smokebush foliage

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Smoketree

Description:

An exciting new color accent for the garden, this shrub features rich yellow foliage across the entire season, finally turning a striking mix of amber, coral and scarlet in fall; smoky, airy flowers are similar to other varieties and quite effective

Ornamental Features

Golden Spirit Smokebush has attractive yellow foliage throughout the season. The round leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall. It features airy panicles of lemon yellow flowers with coral-pink stalks at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Spirit Smokebush is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golden Spirit Smokebush is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Golden Spirit Smokebush will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to dry locations, and dislikes excessive moisture. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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