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.
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.
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.