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Winecraft Gold® Smokebush

$29.99
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$29.99
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 4 - 6 Feet
  • Width 4 - 6 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5-8

The stunning foliage of this Winecraft Gold Smokebush variety emerges as a sunny orange in spring, softens to a golden hue, and then settles on a bright chartreuse for the rest of the season. But the dynamic foliage is just the beginning! Clouds of seed heads plume like smoke around the shrub in the summer, lending an exotic look that earns its place as a specimen plant or focal point in the landscape. The bright, cheery foliage isn’t the only thing differentiating Winecraft Gold from its conventional purple cousins. Its dense, oval shape and smaller habit also sets Winecraft Gold apart.

While smokebrush is often used as a specimen plant, this variety is also well utilized in mass plantings as a casual privacy or background screen. It pairs well with other early-blooming shrubs like lilac or spirea, as well as taller wildflowers like black-eyed susans, coneflowers, and yarrow. This is a low-maintenance shrub that will impress year after year! Plus, it’s deer resistant.

Winecraft Gold® Smokebush Care

Keep in mind that Winecraft Gold isn’t as cold tolerant as other smokebush varieties. It does best in Zones 5-8. This smokebush thrives in sunny locations with well-drained soil of any pH level. It also prefers drier climates to moist, humid ones. Once it is established, you won’t need to offer much irrigation, unless you enter a particularly dry period. An application of compost or organic fertilizer every spring will keep it happy through the season.

There’s no need to prune smokebush regularly, in fact it’s better to avoid constant pruning. However, selectively removing a few branches to maintain a desired shape won’t hurt it.

Winecraft Gold® Smokebush Spacing

Winecraft Gold is a smaller smokebush variety, but it can still reach 72” in height and spread at maturity. It will need at least 48” of space from its neighbors. Plant it 72” apart to give it more room and set it off as a focal point in the landscape.

Winecraft Gold® Smokebush Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 4 - 6 Feet
Mature Width: 4 - 6 Feet
Plant Spacing: 4 - 6 Feet
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Green, Pink
Seasonal Interest: Early Summer Mid Summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Chartreuse
Resists: Deer
Features: Low Maintenance
Uses: Border Plant Landscape Mass Planting Specimen or Focal Point
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Cotinus coggygria 'MINCOJAU3' USPP 30,327, Can PBRAF

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

3 Reviews - Winecraft Gold® Smokebush Show Reviews

  • 3
    Many of leves were black and spots of some kind,...

    Posted by Corina Hodsdon on Oct 1st 2021

    Many of leves were black and spots of some kind, unfortunately

  • 5
    Cotinus golfd

    Posted by Bruce on Aug 11th 2021

    Arrived promptly, unaffected by shipping. The plant is healthy and attractive. Can't ask for more.

  • 2
    Stressed...

    Posted by Raymond Carnahan on Jun 13th 2021

    1/2 of the leaves were DOA. Removed them and watered the plant and is hoping it will revive.