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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
smoke tree [Golden Spirit]
Cotinus are large deciduous shrubs or small trees with simple, obovate leaves often colouring well in autumn, and insignificant flowers borne in large, plumy panicles in summer becoming colourful in fruit
golden spirit is a large shrub, to 5m tall and wide, with almost circular leaves that open bronze then turn golden yellow, with coral pink, red and orange tints in autumn. Insignificant green flowers are carried in large, softly-hairy plumes in late summer and early autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in most well-drained fertile soils in sun or partial shade
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1, or pruning group 6 for larger leaves but no flowers
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free, though susceptible to verticillium wilt
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smoke tree [Golden Spirit]
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