Cotinus Golden Spirit and Royal Purple Smoke Bush are one of my favorite shrub/trees ? in my garden. I had Royal Purple first, so it is the larger of the two .. when I discovered Golden Spirit a couple of years ago on the net .. well .. it was another of those "I must have THIS ONE !" moments (yet again ?) .. by the way .. when do we stop having those moments ? .. I can't imagine not having them. In any case .. the colours of these two beauties are phenomenal when the light dances on the leaves.