Smokebush Winecraft Gold

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Botanical Name: Cotinus Coggygria 'MINCOJAU3'

Cultivar: MINCOJAU3

Brand: Proven Winners

Other Names: Smoketree

A bold, bright and beautiful color accent for the garden, this shrub features orange emerging foliage that takes on a golden hue, then matures to chartreuse, smoky, airy plumes of green to pink cover the plant from early to mid-summer

Plant Categories: Shrub, Hedge Shrub, Deciduous Shrub

Water Requirements
Dry, Average, Moist

Sunlight Requirements
Full Sun

Plant Height
6 Feet

Plant Width/Spread
6 Feet


Deer Resistant

Flowering Plant

Interesting Fall Color

Noteworthy Foliage

Out of stock


Growth & Care

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone5a
Growth RateAverage
Recommended Pruning MethodLate Winter Pruning


Foliage TypeDeciduous
Fall ColorYellow
Plant FormUpright Spreading
Foliage MarkingsVariegation


Flower PeriodSummer
Flower ColorGreen
Flower Fades ToPink
Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategorySmokebush
Landscape ApplicationAccent, Massing, Screening, Garden


Planting & Growing

Winecraft Gold® Smokebush will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Landscape Attributes

Winecraft Gold® Smokebush is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Winecraft Gold®: Smokebush is recommended for the following landscape applications:

Accent, Mass Planting, Hedges/Screening, General Garden Use

Ornamental Features

Winecraft Gold® Smokebush has attractive light green-variegated chartreuse foliage with hints of gold which emerges orange in spring on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth. The round leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. It features airy plumes of light green flowers at the ends of the branches from early to late summer that fade to pink over time.