New – Winecraft Smoke Bush

This is no “green” shrub.  It starts the season with rich purple foliage, becoming deeper in color until it is nearly black, and then in fall it turns a brilliant orange..  This semi-dwarf dark-leaf smokebush  is a Proven Winners, therefore you know it is special.  Early summer brings wispy redflowers that become the beautiful, hazy-violet “smoke” that gives this plant its name.  It has a rounded, semi-dwarf habit.

Height:  4-6′                                                  

Spread:  4-6′

Foliage:  Summer – purple black
Fall – brilliant orange

Exposure:  Part sun

Zone:  4-8

Information courtesy of Baileys Nurseries

Photo courtesy of © 2017 Proven Winners, LLC.


This is the time of year when most dogwood is at its’ showiest.  Make your winter yard colorful with dogwood.  The Cardinal dogwood is a bright red.  The Arctic Fire dogwood is a dark red.  The Firedance is a brilliant red.  Read about them under our Plant section for size and other characteristics.


Arctic Fire Dogwood

Arctic Fire Dogwood

Cardinal Dogwood