Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit'

Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit'

Smoke bush

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit'
  • Common name: Smoke bush
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 2.4m

Spread: 2m

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Golden
  • Features: Autumn colour, Colourful new growth, Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Smoke bush, Cotinus coggygria is a shapely, rounded shrub or small tree, grown for its summer interest and autumn colour. Its summer flowers give the appearance of a smoky haze over the branch tips, hence its common name. 

Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit' is the first golden-leaved smoke bush. It makes a striking shrub for the border, looking particularly attractive next to bronze-leaved plants. Its glowing, golden yellow foliage is tinted with red when young, and is complemented by smoky yellow flowers in June and July. In autumn, the leaves turn fiery shades of red and orange.

Grow Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit' in well-drained fertile soil in full sun or partial shade. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or leafmould. It requires little or no pruning.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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