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botanical name:
Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit'
Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Smoke bush
synonyms:  Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot'
family:  Anacardiaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.40m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: yellow
flower colour: cream
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Recent cultivar with unusual golden or greenish yellow foliage all summer. The leaves are tinted red when they first open in spring and in autumn they turn vivid coral-pink, orange and red. Buff-yellow smoky flowers in June and July.

cultivation:
Any reasonable, well drained soil. Best foliage colour in full sun. Thrives well in areas with warm, dry summers.

other notes:
Selected in Holland by Willem A. Sanders in 1990 and made commercially available in 1999.

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