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Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit'
common name: Smoke bush
synonyms: Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot'
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: yellow
flower colour: cream
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
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.
Any reasonable, well drained soil. Best foliage colour in full sun. Thrives well in areas with warm, dry summers.
Selected in Holland by Willem A. Sanders in 1990 and made commercially available in 1999.