Cotinus – Winecraft Black®
Resists: Deer, Rabbits
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
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.
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.
Smokebush makes a striking specimen, but is also effective as a low hedge or mass planting.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On New Wood
Heat Zones 8
Flower Form Border Plant, Landscape, Specimen or Focal Point
Soil Fertility Average Soil