Cotinus coggygria


USPP 30,327; CBRAF

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  • Improved variety
  • Colorful foliage
  • Deer resistant

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)

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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.