• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Lustrous Evergreen Hedge
    Blooms:
    Late Winter to Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:dis-STY-lee-um
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Average landscape size:Reaches 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Winter to Early Spring
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsHeavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Weigela (Weigela); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Rose (Rosa); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season until established; reduce frequency once established. Provide winter protection in or below zone 6B normal low temperatures. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. May be pruned annually after flowering.Pruning time: spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Through a joint effort of Plant Introductions Inc. (PII) and the University of Georgia Research Foundation (UGARF), Dr. Michael A. Dirr recently bred, tested and selected this, among other Distylium hybrids as perfect alternatives to cherry laurels, hollies, junipers, and other typical evergreens of today's landscapes. This variety is part of the Gardener's Confidence® Collection, which includes plants chosen for excellence in disease resistance, prolific blooms, beautiful foliage and form.

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