Smoke Tree ‘Ancot’ GOLDEN SPIRIT

Arbor walk #75

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
Type Adaptive
Diameter 6’/7′ multi-stem
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
Fruit Characteristics N/A
Bark Characteristics Light brown, deep fissures & scaly ridges
Foliage Type Deciduous

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.

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