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Cotinus Winecraft Black®
ENLARGE IMAGE Colorful foliage and very cool flowers.

Cotinus Winecraft Black®

Purple smokebush makes passers-by say WOW!
ZONE 4,5,6,7,8
As low as $14.99
  • Unique smoke-like blooms in summer
  • Purple foliage develops deeper color through the season
  • Landscape-friendly dense habit
  • Deer resistant
  • Grow in full sun for best color and blooming
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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Cotinus Winecraft Black® Description

Deep purple smokebush brings drama to summer time! Winecraft Black® smokebush (Cotinus coggygria) is an outstanding selection from the folks at Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs. Its foliage starts out a waxy purple and as summer goes on, it deepens to near-black. In mid-summer, panicles of those amazing, misty, smoke-like blooms cover the plant and last for several weeks. It provides tons of impact with nearly zero work on your part! Winecraft Black smokebush is also denser than other types, so it provides more coverage.

We love its strong, deep color paired with dark greens, pinks, and reds, but you’ll find all sorts of ways to use it in your garden or landscape. Orange fall foliage creates another opportunity for a stunning statement.

Special features: Fall interest, Deer resistant, Cut flower, Colorful foliage

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name: Cotinus coggygria 'NCCO1'
  • Common name:
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Full sun (6+ hours)
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Starter quart
  • Soil type:
    Average soil; Not fussy.
  • Soil moisture:
    Dry to moderate
  • Height x width:
    4-6' tall and wide
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
    Purple, deepening to near-black
  • Season of interest:
  • Uses:
    Specimen, Flower gardens, Backdrop, Landscaping, Hedge
  • Patent:USPP 30,216
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI



Soil:  Though it can tolerate some dryness once established, smokebush does best with moderate moisture. Flowers last longer with even moisture, too.  
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
Water:  Dry to average
Space:  min. 5' apart
Fertilizing:  Little fertilizer is needed.
Winterizing:  No special treatment is required. A 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch is recommended.
Maintenance:  No special care is required. Trim as needed in early spring.