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Golden Spirit Smoke Tree
Golden Spirit Smoke Tree
Golden Spirit Smoke Tree
Golden Spirit Smoke Tree

Golden Spirit Smoke Tree

$69.99

This tree is seldom seen here in Tennessee and it's beautiful! Cotinus coggygria, commonly known as smoke tree, is an upright, loose-spreading, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that is native from southern Europe to central China.  Bluish green leaves (to 3” long) are ovate to obovate. Fall color is highly variable, but at its best produces attractive shades of yellow, orange, and purplish-red.

This product is for sale in store only; no shipping allowed.

Growth Habit

It typically matures over time to 10-15’ tall and as wide. It gets its common name of smoketree (or smokebush) not from the tiny, insignificant, yellowish flowers which appear in branching, terminal panicles (to 6-8” long) in spring, but from the billowy hairs (attached to elongated stalks on the spent flower clusters) which turn a smokey pink to purplish pink in summer, thus covering the tree with fluffy, hazy, smoke-like puffs throughout summer.

Care

Easy to grow in average soils; requires excellent drainage. Tolerates poor, rocky, infertile soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize in spring. Prune heavily every few years to promote new growth with larger, more colorful foliage. Smoketree is an excellent choice as a single specimen plant, massed in shrub borders, or as an informal hedge or privacy screen. 

Toxicity

There's no evidence that the Golden Spirit Smoke Tree is toxic to dogs and no information at all on its effect on cats. Deer tolerant.

 

This tree is seldom seen here in Tennessee and it's beautiful! Cotinus coggygria, commonly known as smoke tree, is an upright, loose-spreading, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that is native from southern Europe to central China.  Bluish green leaves (to 3” long) are ovate to obovate. Fall color is highly variable, but at its best produces attractive shades of yellow, orange, and purplish-red.

This product is for sale in store only; no shipping allowed.

It typically matures over time to 10-15’ tall and as wide. It gets its common name of smoketree (or smokebush) not from the tiny, insignificant, yellowish flowers which appear in branching, terminal panicles (to 6-8” long) in spring, but from the billowy hairs (attached to elongated stalks on the spent flower clusters) which turn a smokey pink to purplish pink in summer, thus covering the tree with fluffy, hazy, smoke-like puffs throughout summer.

Easy to grow in average soils; requires excellent drainage. Tolerates poor, rocky, infertile soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize in spring. Prune heavily every few years to promote new growth with larger, more colorful foliage. Smoketree is an excellent choice as a single specimen plant, massed in shrub borders, or as an informal hedge or privacy screen. 

There's no evidence that the Golden Spirit Smoke Tree is toxic to dogs and no information at all on its effect on cats. Deer tolerant.

 

Plant size and shape may differ from what is pictured.

For mail orders: Plants may go through shock during shipping. Upon arrival, take the plant out and water it thoroughly. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please notify us via email at sales@amgardens.com and include a photo(s) within 24 hours of plant arrival.

For in store purchases: If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please call us at 423-870-5000 or return the plant in its original pot/condition within 3 days. Trees and shrubs have a 1 year warranty (exceptions may apply), but we highly encourage you to give us a call or email if you notice issues with your plant. We'd love to help you figure out what's wrong and save your plant! 

Orders are shipped on Wednesdays and Thursdays; if your order is placed on a Wednesday, it may not ship until the following Wednesday. During peak season there may be delays in shipping. If it is too hot or cold, we suggest ordering during milder months to ensure plants arrive in best condition.