Winecraft Black® Smokebush

Winecraft Black® cotinus starts the season with rich purple foliage, becoming deeper in color until it’s nearly black; fall then turns it brilliant orange. Early summer brings wispy red flowers that become the beautiful, hazy-violet “smoke” that give this plant its name. Rounded habit offers a more compact presentation than conventional smokebush. Add it to mixed borders or use as a dramatic hedge.

Additional information

Dimensions4 × 4 ft
Botanical Name

Cotinus coggygria 'NCC01' pp#30, 216, cbraf

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color

Pink

Foliage Color

Purple

Height

4-6'

Width/Spread

4-6'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Any, Dry

Bloom Time

Summer

Uses

Borders, Foundations, Hedges, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Compact, Deer resistant, Fall interest, Foliage interest

SKU: 19898 Plant Type:

Though Cotinus tolerates pruning well, it typically needs little regular pruning. Cut selectively as needed. Note that Cotinus blooms on old wood, so spring pruning will remove flowers for the year. Avoid cutting into thick stems unless removing them entirely.

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