WINECRAFT GOLD®

Smokebush

Cotinus coggygria

'MINCOJAU3'

PP#30,327; CBR#6512

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  • Improved variety
  • Colorful foliage
  • Deer resistant
Description

Lighten up the landscape with Winecraft Gold® cotinus. This improved gold smokebush is a better, more vigorous production plant with good burn resistance. Better branching creates a denser, fuller shrub, for better presentation in the container and the landscape. Green flowers in early summer age to the pink smoke-like puffs that give this plant its common name. 

USDA Zone
5 - 8 (-20°F/-28.8°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
4 - 6'
Width
4'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Green, Pink
Foliage Color
Yellow
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Cotinus is not finicky about soil and can grow in any well-drained site. Tolerates dry conditions well.

Pruning

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 entir

Uses

Specimen plant; mixed borders; foundation planting; hedge.

Growing Tips

May be grown as a shrub or small tree. Though its flowers contribute significant interest, many gardeners grow it solely as a foliage plant by coppicing it each spring.