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A beaming beacon for the landscape. Bold, bright, and beautiful: that's Winecraft Gold™ smokebush. Round, waxy leaves emerge a sunny orange, soon take on a golden hue, then mature to a cheerful chartreuse for the season. In early summer, cloud-like green flower clusters cover the plant, and these turn into the pink "smoke" plumes that earn the plant its name. Naturally grows with a dense, oval shape that's ideal for adding a spot of bright color to partially shaded or sunny areas. 


Botanical Name Cotinus coggygria 'MINCOJAU3' PP#30,327, CBR#6512

Zone 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color Green, Pink

Foliage Color Yellow

Height 4-6'

Width/Spread 4'

Exposure Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Any, Dry

Bloom Time Summer

Uses Borders, Edging, Foundations, Specimen

Features Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Deer resistant, Fall interest, Foliage interest, cut flower and foliage


Plant Care


Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day)

Soil: Any average, well-drained soil will do.

Water: Average water needs; drought tolerant once established.

Fertilizing: Little needed; one application of a granular (not liquid) rose fertilizer in early spring is sufficient, though you may fertilize monthly from early spring through late July if desired.

Pruning: Generally speaking, you should avoid regular pruning of smokebush. You can prune selectively to develop the desired habit and shape in late winter/early spring; however, avoid cutting the plant back each year. This not only encourages a funky, unruly branching, but because smokebush blooms on old wood, it also removes developing flower buds for later that summer.


Photos and information courtesy of Proven Winners

Winecraft Gold® Smokebush

  • 4" Quart Pot

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