Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit
Cotinus coggygria Golden Spirit (Golden Smoke Tree) - A vigorous 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. 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.