Cotinus 'Golden Spirit'
i have recently bought 2 new Cotinus bushes, i have the common purple variety, and i recently bought another one called 'Golden Spirit' which is lime to yellow during the summer, and it is suposed to turn bright orange in the autumn. Well it does'nt seem to be doing this at all. the purple one is just starting to change red, but the yellow one has'nt changed at all the leaves just seem to be going crispy, creamy in colour and dropping off without the lovely orange colouring. i only bought it a couple of weeks ago from ebay and have'nt got round to planting it in the ground yet, it is in a large terricotta pot in a bright but sheltered area in the garden. the purple one has'nt dropped any leaves at all and seems to be doing what it should this time of year, but it is already planted in the ground as i have had it a couple of months. does anyone have much experience of Cotinus that would be able to tell me if i have a problem with the yellow one? or if it could be because it is in a pot? Call me daft but i thought cotinus was evergreen? any advice would be welcome.
- 22 Oct, 2008