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Distylium Varieties

Distyliums are an exciting, new group of broadleaf evergreens for the southern garden and beyond. They are pest and disease resistant and low maintenance. These unique shrubs tolerate heat, drought, and even wet soil. Adaptable, versatile, and tough, distyliums are quickly becoming a landscape phenomenon. These pretty shrubs are a perfect substitute for boxwoods, laurels, hollies, and junipers.

Distylium Varieties

Growing Zones: 6b to 9
Mature Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and 5 feet wide

This shrub spreads outward similar to many junipers. Dense, deep green foliage lasts all year. Petite ruby red flowers add a breath-taking pop of color in winter. The low growing spreading habit of the Vintage Jade makes it an excellent groundcover choice. Add this evergreen shrub to a rock garden for an outstanding display.
Growing Zones: 7 to 9
Mature Size: 3 to 4 feet tall and wide

The beautiful blue-green foliage lasts all year with this Distylium. Small ruby red flowers coat the branches adding rich color in January through March. In spring the leaves have a lovely bronze-red hue. This compact evergreen bush has a cascading, layered effect. The Blue Cascade adds depth, color, and texture to your landscape.

Distylium Care

Distylium Varieties
When to Plant
Plant this bush anytime of the year as long as the ground isn't frozen. When planting in summer be sure to water deeply an additional time per week.

Sunlight
Distylium grows well in full sun or part shade.
 
Soil
This evergreen shrub is adaptable to different soils, but performs best in a moist, well-draining soil.
 
Water
After planting, water deeply about 2 times per week. Once established this plant is drought tolerant. Water in periods of drought for best growth and flowering.
 
Food
Fertilize these plants with a balanced slow release fertilizer in spring.
 
Pruning
These evergreen shrubs tolerate heavy pruning, but do not need to be pruned. If needed, prune in early spring after flowering has ended.
 
Pests and Disease
Distylium are highly resistant to both pests and disease.

Distylium in the Landscape

Distylium Varieties
These plants are extremely versatile in the landscape. They are great replacements for some of the old standards, especially in foundation plantings, hedges, and borders. Try these bushes in group or mass plantings for a bold look. These attractive evergreen shrubs are unique and showy making them ideal specimen or focal shrubs in a garden or mixed bed. Distyliums are even stunning in containers.

Browse our online garden center and explore our entire selection of Evergreen Shrubs.

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