Paul's New Plants
Master gardener Paul James shares his new plants with us: what they are, if they are good for your zone and where in your garden they would be happiest to grow.
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Filed under: Ornamental Grass, Foliage Plants, Garden Zone 4, Garden Zone 5, Garden Zone 6, Garden Zone 7
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'Golden Spirit' smoke tree replaces the usual purple foliage of Cotinus with golden leaves. If you leave the plant in the shade for awhile, the foliage will fade. But once planted in a sunny spot, it will go for the gold and slowly grow to about 8 feet. 'Golden Spirit' changes colors in the fall: coral, orange and then red. Hardy in USDA Zones 4 to 8.
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