Winecraft Black® Smokebush Cotinus


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Plant Needs

A feast for the eyes from spring through autumn!

Winecraft Black® is the first Proven Winners smokebush, so you know it must be special. In spring, round leaves emerge rich purple but as summer's heat comes on, they turn a deep near-black tone and finally light up in an array of reds and oranges in fall. In early summer, large, soft panicles of bloom appear that become the misty "smoke" that makes this such a popular landscape plant. Unlike other smokebush, it naturally has a rounded, dwarf habit which means that finally, every landscape has room for this unique plant.

Top three reasons to grow Winecraft Black smokebush:

  • Color and interest from spring through frost.
  • No pruning or special maintenance required.
  • Dwarf habit makes it easy to use with any sized home or yard.
  • Foliage Interest
  • Fall Interest
  • Deadheading Not Necessary


Plant Type:


Height Category:


Garden Height:

96 - 120 Inches


72 - 96 Inches


72 - 96 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Black, Purple

Flower Colors:

Pink, Red

Foliage Shade:

Purple changing to near-black



Container Role:



Deer, Rabbits

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:


Maintenance Category:


Bloom Time:

Early Summer

Hardiness Zones:

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Water Category:


Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil


Border Plant, Landscape, Specimen or Focal Point

Light Requirement:

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Uses Notes:

Smokebush makes a striking specimen, but is also effective as a low hedge or mass planting.

Maintenance Notes:

Winecraft Black smokebush is very easy to care for and requires little to nothing in the way of regular maintenance. Plant in full sun for best color and flowering. Pruning will rarely be required but may be done in spring.

Fun Facts:

It isn't technically the flowers that create the hazy, smoke-like effect this plant is so loved for - it's the seedpods that form after the flowers have faded. 

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