Distylium Shrub Varieties
Distylium 'PIIDIST-II' PPAF 'Blue Cascade' 3-4'. A compact, evergreen shrub with matte blue green leaves. Grows in sun to partial shade. 'Blue Cascade' distylium is an excellent choice for southern gardens as it is heat and drought tolerant. Small, reddish maroon flowers in late winter to early spring add winter interest. Plant 'Blue Cascade' in masses for low growing hedges or as accent plants in a mixed border.
'Cinnamon Girl' Dwarf
Distylium 'Cinnamon Girl' dwarf 3-4'. A small leaf selection which makes a suitable alternative to boxwood and other evergreen plants which can have disease and insect problems. New growth on 'Cinnamon Girl' is n attractive plum purple. As leaves mature they will change to blue green.
Distylium 'Coppertone' 3-4' evergreen shrub with a rounded to spreading habit. New leaves are coppery red which will change to to blue green as they mature. Small red flowers appear during winter. A versatile and adaptable shrub for our Georgia climate, Coppertone may be grown in full sun or part shade. It is tolerant of our hot summers and can withstand drought. Coppertone is ideal for places where you need low maintenance, evergreen shrubs.
Distylium 'PIIDIST-I' PPAF 'Emerald Heights' 5'. Glossy, dark green foliage and larger size make 'Emerald Heights' distylium a great pick for living privacy fences, hedges and borders. Flowers occur in early spring. Drought tolerant once established and hardy 'Emerald Heights' is a low maintenance, easy care shrub which offers evergreen coverage in touch spots.
Distylium 'Linebacker' 8-10'. Rounded, upright evergreen shrub which matures into a great hedge screening hedge plant. Coppery red new growth matures to dark green. 'Linebacker' is an adaptable plant which will grow in full sun or part shade, is heat and tolerant as well as tolerate wet soil. Distylium shows exceptional resistance to disease and insects.
'Vintage Jade' Dwarf
Distylium Hybrid 'Vintage Jade' 2'. Dwarf Distylium. The smallest of the distylium, 'Vintage Jade' is perfect for thick, low hedges and borders along walkways or paths. It may also be used as front of the garden edging. 'Vintage Jade' has the easy to grow characteristics of other distylium and is dense, compact and tolerates a wide range of soil conditions.