Golden Spirit Smokebush

Supreme, EZ Start®. Ships 2 – 3' Tall with advanced root system in a 5x5x12" EZ Start® pot.
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About the Golden Spirit Smokebush

Bring a unique splash of color to your landscape!

The Golden Spirit Smokebush is a newer cultivar of Cotinus, `Ancot`. It is distinguishable from other varieties of Cotinus by its spring and summer display of golden yellow leaves with lime-green hues.

The new foliage emerges with just a touch of red. Golden Spirit regularly produces tiny yellow flowers in spring followed by the signature post-bloom smoky summer panicles in June and July. In fall the foliage turns a fiery orange-red color, changing from the bottom up. The showy colors and accents make this smokebush a lovely landscape accent.

Growing a Golden Spirit Smokebush

This smokebush sometimes referred to as a ‘smoketree’ is a deciduous, upright, loose-spreading, multi-stemmed shrub that can grow up to 15’ tall but can be easily kept more compact through annual pruning. It has no major pest or disease concerns. This hardy shrub can tolerate a variety of soil types and is considered deer resistant.

Plant the Golden Spirit Smokebush as a single specimen, in a group or border in sunny areas around the home for long-lasting seasonal interest!

Survival Guaranteed!

Since 1816, Stark Bro’s has promised to provide customers with the very best fruit trees and plants. It’s just that simple. If your trees or plants do not survive, please let us know within one year of delivery. We will send you a free one-time replacement, with a nominal shipping fee of $9.99. If the item in question is not available, we can issue a one-time credit to your account equaling the original product purchase price or issue you a refund. Read more about our warranty policy.


Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Zone Range 4 - 8

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 8 - 15' tall x 6 - 12' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 8 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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