You may remember that we originally tried this last year.
Specific epithet comes from the Greek word kokkugia meaning smoke tree. GOLDEN SPIRIT (‘Ancot’) is a smoketree cultivar that is grown for its unusual golden foliage. This is a deciduous, upright, loose-spreading, multi-stemmed shrub that typically grows ’ tall and as wide, however it can be easily kept more compact through annual pruning. GOLDEN SPIRIT Smoke Tree Cotinus coggygria 'Ancot' Plant Details: Plant Type: Deciduous Tree.
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Plant Family: Anacardiaceae. Plant Description: Leaves of this tree (or large shrub) emerge in the spring a bright chartreuse turning to a golden yellow through the summer and eventually fading to coral and red in the fall. Early-summer brings clouds. How to Prune a Smoke Tree.
The smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria), a deciduous bush, is known for its distinctive purple leaves and the feathery, pink and purple tufts that hang from spent flower blooms. Worth considering for accenting stark landscapes or adding depth to any home garden. For startling foliage effects, pair Golden Spirit with its stellar sister, Royal Purple Smoke Tree, (Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'). Play it off a background of dark green broadleaf evergreens such as Otto Luyken English Laurel, (Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto.
How to Prune a Smoke Bush Into Tree Form. Smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria) has a lot going for it -- rich purple foliage, unusual wispy blooms that appear to wreath the plant in smoke, and a compact. Also known as smoke tree, or smoke bush tree, this member of the sumac family includes two species: American smoke tree (Cotinus obovatus) is native to the southern US.
European smoke bush (C. coggygria), which comprises most ornamental varieties, is indigenous to Europe and parts of Asia. The general rule of thumb for pruning shrubs DOES NOT apply to a few select shrubs, smoke bush being one of them.
You must prune all the way down to the FRAME of the bush, and it will regrow like a brand new one.
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Don't think you will kill it, because you wont. The frame is the main stem and any branches that come off of it.