This small 10-15-foot tree is best known for the show it puts on annually: smoke trees produce pink to purple hair-like strands that emerge from its flowers each summer, appearing to be a “smoke” that covers the tree.
|Name||Smoke Tree ‘Ancot’|
|Latin Name||Cotinus coggygria ‘Ancot’ GOLDEN SPIRIT
|Color of Leaf||Yellow summer; amber, burgundy, scarlet, green in fall|
|Shape of Leaf||Ovate to obovate to 3″ long|
|Color of Flower||Tiny yellow flowers in spring|
|Shape of Flower||Post bloom panicles in summer|
|Bark Characteristics||Light brown, deep fissures & scaly ridges|
The ‘Ancot’ cultivar has been bred to produce golden-green leaves rather than the traditional green leaves. In fall this tree’s leaves can turn a variety of colors, from amber to scarlet to green. The ‘Ancot’ cultivar grows best in well drained soils, as it has a shallow root system. The Smoke Tree is mainly used for decorative purposes, and has no serious disease or insect threats.