A Winter Delight: Blue Cascade® Evergreen Distylium
A landscaper's best-kept secret, the Blue Cascade® Evergreen Distylium (Distylium 'PIIDIST-II') is a versatile broadleaf evergreen that will add texture and low-lying interest to your yard or garden. With leaves that defy gravity and celebrate life by growing straight upward, this cascading plant will have your neighbors asking where you discovered it.
As part of the Distylium species, this delightful plant is part of the witch hazel family. It is known for its perky blue-green leaves that blush from red to burgundy from January to March. Its matte leaves tend to absorb light which makes their color purer and clearer, giving it a multi-layered effect. Their silvery backsides are clearly visible from most angles since they grow directly skyward.
As it changes color during winter, its leaves redden around their margins and its sun-exposed leaves first, for a delightfully multi-colored show. When new leaves sprout, they emerge reddish brown. And because it's an evergreen, you can enjoy its foliage all year long.
The Blue Cascade® Evergreen Distylium's branches grow horizontally in a layered habit which will give your garden a fuller, denser, more interesting blanket of foliage.
Because it's not prone to diseases or insect issues, while also being heat tolerant and drought-tolerant, the Blue Cascade® Evergreen Distylium is a wonderful alternative to boxwoods, laurels, junipers, and hollies. It grows in wetter soils but does best with medium-moisture, well-drained soil. It thrives in full sun to partial shade. You can prune it to help it maintain an attractive and manageable size. If you live in an urban area, it is a great size to offer your tighter spaces a verdant appearance.
This broadleaf evergreen is perfect for blanketing your yard with rich and unique foliage. It works well wherever you may use a boxwood, but it offers larger leaves and the bonus of later winter flowers. That's right! It produces small, puffy, adorable flowers along its stems during winter. Its red flowers next to its green foliage create wonderful holiday colors.
The Blue Cascade® Evergreen Distylium makes a great border plant or low hedge. Take advantage of its attractive foliage and tough-demeanor by planting several in a mass planting or in your woodland garden.
Don't miss out on one of the gardening world's best kept-secrets for year-long foliage. Order your Blue Cascade® Evergreen Distylium and enjoy the perfect green backdrop to your spring flowers and its winter interest.
- Disease and Insect resistant
- Upright Evergreen Foliage With Fall and Winter Interest
- Petite Attractive Red Winter Blooms
|Distylium 'PIIDIST-II' PP #24,409
|3 - 4 feet
|3 - 4 feet
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
|Early Spring, Winter
|Growing Zone Range
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