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*RETAIL - Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit'

*RETAIL - Cotinus coggygria 'Golden Spirit'

Making the rounds for a couple of years now, this mid-sized smoke bush, growing to about 8 ft, has the richest golden-yellow leaves, that, rather than toasting in our hot summers, burnish an ever-so-slight orange...we like that! Dense foliage produces airy pink flowers that suggest the common name of smoke bush and brilliant fall foliage colors of pink, orange, and yellow. Growing 8+ ft x 8 + ft and flowering in May-July, the shrubs like full sun to part shade, lean, well-drained soil, and some summer water - though quite drought tolerant once established. Can sulk in heavy wet clay or too much fertility. Easily stooled to create an exuberant perennial. Frost hardy in USDA zone 5.

GOLDEN SMOKE BUSH

Anacardiaceae

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Planting Recommendations

Under most conditions, planting directly into the garden is best. Keep in mind, that in our care, plants have been protected from intense sunlight and drying winds and would therefore require sheltered transition time in order to acclimate to such conditions in your garden.

All plants going into containers (rather than in the ground) should be potted immediately in well-drained potting mix and watered well to ensure the soil is fully moistened with no air pockets. Succulent plants abide by different rules (**see below).

Plants held for later planting are best stored in a cool greenhouse or a well-lit garage or basement, rather than in your house where conditions are likely too warm and dry.

Those plants needing time to acclimate can be set out in pots and provided some shade and shelter for the first week to allow for a successful transition.

**For cacti and other succulents, we recommend using a soil mix of less than 30% organic matter, preferably a 2-1 blend of cactus/succulent potting soil and pumice, perlite or lava rock. These plants are sensitive to prolonged heavy moisture, especially in cool/winter conditions. Keep this in mind when watering them for the first time. It is better to leave them dry in lower temperatures.

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