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COTINUS coggygria 'Golden Spirit'

Commonly known as Smoke bush, Venetian sumach, Wig tree

Attractive yellow foliage all through the summer followed by beautiful red and orange shades in the autumn
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £30.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2020
plant size comparison icon 5 Litre
  • Deciduous - intense, translucent gold leaves in sites with plenty of sun.
  • Height - 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub - smoke-like plumes of green flowers in summer.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - susceptible to Verticillium wilt.
  • Place of origin - southern Europe to central China
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - inconspicuous flowers in filamentous panicles to 15cm (6in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Gold -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Pruning group 4 - Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7 - for larger leaves
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
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Cotinus - Growing Guide
2m (6½ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
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