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Winecraft Gold® Smokebush Cotinus coggygria

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
6' 6' 1.8m 1.8m
Height: 4' - 6'
Spread: 4' - 6'
Height: 1.2m - 1.8m
Spread: 1.2m - 1.8m
  • Details

    48 - 72 Inches
    48 - 72 Inches
    48 - 72 Inches
    1.2m - 1.8m
    1.2m - 1.8m
    1.2m - 1.8m


    A beaming beacon for the landscape.

    Bold, bright, and beautiful: that's Winecraft Gold smokebush. Round, waxy leaves emerge a sunny orange, soon take on a golden hue, then mature to a cheerful chartreuse for the season. In early summer, cloud-like green flower clusters cover the plant, and these turn into the pink "smoke" plumes that earn the plant its name. Naturally grows with a dense, oval shape that's ideal for adding a spot of bright color to partially shaded or sunny areas. 

    Top reasons to grow Winecraft Gold smokebush:

    - bright golden foliage

    - memorable smoke-like seedheads in summer

    - smaller and more dense than conventional smokebush



    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    48 - 72 Inches 1.2m - 1.8m
    48 - 72 Inches 1.2m - 1.8m
    48 - 72 Inches 1.2m - 1.8m
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    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
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    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Acidic Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Border Plant
    Mass Planting
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Makes a lovely specimen or addition to perennial gardens and flower borders.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    It's best to avoid pruning smokebush regularly, though you may selectively remove branches to attain the shape you desire. It's quite versatile and easy to grow, but do note that this golden selection is a bit less cold tolerant than other smokebush. 

    Winecraft Gold® Cotinus coggygria 'MINCOJAU3' USPP 30,327, Can 6,512
  • 3 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I started growing this smoke bush as a gallon size a little over a year ago. It was slow to put on growth last year, but when it came back this spring it has been putting on growth non-stop. When I received it the plant was pruned back to about 1ft x 1ft for shipping. Today it is about 4ft tall and 5ft wide. The striking orangey-red to chartreuse foliage color in the spring is definitely a focal point and it somewhat mirrors a spirea bush I have at the opposite end of the same bed. Unfortunately I have not yet seen the pink smoky plumes, which is the reason for my 4 stars. I am not sure the reason for that, I am hoping my plant just wasn’t mature enough yet? because it didn’t get pruned, it gets plenty of sun and water, it was fertilized. So I am keeping my fingers crossed for next year!

      , Michigan
      , United States
      , 41 weeks ago
    • I've had this several years and it is a great plant! Gorgeous color. Easy to care for. The only thing that surprised me is that it exceeded its listed height. It's about 8 or 9 feet tall. Love it anyway.

      Oak Park Gardener
      , 46 weeks ago
    • I planted this in a container to start it off because the main stem is still rather small, and wouldn't do well in my windy area. It has been doing excellent in the container so far, and has even started sprouting some new leaves after just a few weeks of planting. The color is absolutely GORGEOUS and I can't wait to see it in its full glory in the years to come. April 7, 2021: This is an update to my review from last year. I want to say that I am pretty blown away by this plant. I live in Oklahoma, so our summers can be pretty hot. This little guy thrived in my container, but did end up scorching a bit (my fault). Then, we had the abnormal cold come through with temps into the negative 10's-20's. I had pretty much accepted that this shrub wouldn't make it through. In March, I transplanted it into a larger container with fresh soil with the faintest of hopes it would come back (I'm moving this summer and want to permanently place it at my new home). Well, it has beautiful orange leaves starting to emerge and I couldn't be more thrilled! This has proven to be a very resilient shrub so far, so I can only imagine how well it will do as it matures and has a permanent home.

      Amber Hampton
      , Oklahoma
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
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