A slow growing, deciduous shrub with intense Chartreuse leaves that darken a little over the summer. In fall the leaves turn orange and red. It is reported to reach 12′ to 15′ but ours is now 3 years old and only 3′ tall and wide. It does best with some protection from the blazing sun which can scorch its leaves. Flowers are not the point with this plant.
It looks great with Loropetalum planted in front of it.
Pronunciation: ko-TYE-nus kog-GY-gree-uh
Species Meaning: means Smoke tree
Cotinus coggygria is native to Eurasia.
Regular water but does not like soggy soil.
Hybridized by Sanders-van Harn in 2002 (PP13082) and originally called Golden Spirit.
The sap is toxic.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P18050
Found in Upper Woodland,
Tucked up against the house bump out and provides the backdrop to the garden.
We acquired this plant from Farmington Gardens.