Winecraft Black® Purple Smokebush. This new Smoketree has some of the darkest leaves of the species. Proven Winners says of this selection: "Winecraft Black® is the first Proven Winners smokebush, so you know it must be special. In spring, round leaves emerge rich purple but as summer's heat comes on, they turn a deep near-black tone and finally light up in an array of reds and oranges in fall. In early summer, large, soft panicles of bloom appear that become the misty "smoke" that makes this such a popular landscape plant. Unlike other smokebush, it naturally has a rounded, dwarf habit which means that finally, every landscape has room for this unique plant." Its garden height is reported to be 4-6'. Even here in the heat of the Deep South its color is holding up very well. This plant makes a striking accent. For best color, plant in full sun with good drainage. Once established, it is quite drought tolerant. Most plants offered on the internet are in 1 quart containers, but ours are in 4 quart containers.