Exposure: Part Sun to Full Sun
Bloom Time: Summer
Zones: 5 to 8
Height: 4′ to 6′
Width: 4′ to 6′
Beautiful foliage seems to be a trend in the new 2020 shrub selections.
And Smokebush ‘Winecraft Gold®‘ is no exception.
It has Chartreuse colored leaves that really stand out in the garden.
As with other Smokebush varieties, this shrub develops memorable smoke-like seedheads in summer. And although I haven’t seen them, ‘Winecraft Gold®‘ is supposed to have pink ones, which would look really stunning against the bright colored leaves.
And this variety grows smaller and denser than conventional Cotinus shrubs so it’s easier to find a spot for it in your garden.
Avoid pruning smokebush regularly. It blooms on old wood so too much pruning will prevent the smoke-like blooms from forming.