Garden Photo of the Day

Golden Spirit smoke bush

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

The new leaves of Golden Spirit smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria ‘Ancot’, USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9) are often tinged with red, but it’s in fall that the leaves really begin to blush, in shades of red, orange, and coral. For the rest of the season, the golden-yellow foliage is a beacon of brightness in a garden planting.

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  1. BombasticTurtle 03/11/2012

    I will always be a sucker for variegated and chartreuse foliage of plants. I want this explosive burst of color in my garden ... and so I use the False Sem Spirea, Golden Glow Elder and the Ninebarks ... am not sure if the Smoke bush is reliable hardy in our area though!

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