Though Cotinus tolerates pruning well, it typically needs little regular pruning. Cut selectively as needed. Note that Cotinus blooms on old wood, so spring pruning will remove flowers for the year. Avoid cutting into thick stems unless removing them entirely.
Winecraft Black® Smokebush
Winecraft Black® cotinus starts the season with rich purple foliage, becoming deeper in color until it’s nearly black; fall then turns it brilliant orange. Early summer brings wispy red flowers that become the beautiful, hazy-violet “smoke” that give this plant its name. Rounded habit offers a more compact presentation than conventional smokebush. Add it to mixed borders or use as a dramatic hedge.
|Dimensions||4 × 4 ft|
Cotinus coggygria 'NCC01' pp#30, 216, cbraf
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Full Sun, Part Shade
Borders, Foundations, Hedges, Specimen
Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Compact, Deer resistant, Fall interest, Foliage interest