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Cotinus coggygria 'NCCO1'

Smokebush - Winecraft Black®

Smokebush 'Winecraft Black®' possesses unique beauty from spring through autumn! Round rich purple leaves emerge in spring. With the heat of summer, leaves turn a deep near-black tone. Autumn brings a stunning array of reds and oranges. In early summer, you'll be enchanted by the large, soft panicles of the misty "smoke"of 'Winecraft Black®'. Unlike other smokebush, it naturally has a rounded, dwarf habit which makes it the perfect addition to any sized yard. No deadheading or pruning is required. You'll find this an entirely appealing shrub with a bonus; deer and rabbits will not be attracted to Smokebush 'Winecraft Black®'.

Key Plant Details

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Planting Zones:

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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Soil Type:

Clay, Sandy, Loamy

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Light Requirement:

Sun

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Moisture:

Average

Plant Characteristics

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Mature Size:

4-5 feet in height, 4-6 foot spread

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Annual Growth Rate:

Moderate

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Flower Color:

Purple

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Bloom Time:

Summer

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Shop By Use:

Deer Resistant, Fall Color

Care Tips

Care Tips - Growing:

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.

Care Tips - Pruning:

Though cotinus tolerates pruning well, it typically needs little regular pruning. Cut selectively as needed. Cutting back severely can result in the growth of much, much taller stems. 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.

Care Tips - Soil:

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

Care Tips - Uses:

Specimen plant; mixed borders; foundation planting; hedge.

Zone Map

This plant will grow in these zones

4-8