Blue Cascade® Distylium

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Distylium sp. hybrid ‘PIIDIST-II’ Blue Cascade® PP#24,409
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6b to 9b
This exciting evergreen features matte blue-green foliage with a layered branching habit. Its reddish maroon flowers appear in late January through March to add interest during the winter. With its heat- and drought-tolerance, Blue Cascade® distylium is a perfect plant to use as a specimen or grouping in any size garden.
Georgia Gold Medal Winner, 2016
This beautiful evergreen can be added to perennial borders to create winter interest all year long. The unique foliage is a wonderful accent in cut flower arrangements.
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Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 3 to 4 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Spreading - Layered - Compact
Features:   Easy To Grow, Sun Loving, Fine-textured Foliage, Year Round Color and Interest
Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Heat tolerant
Attracts:   
Garden Ideas:   
Plant Blue Cascade® Distylium on a gentle slope instead of low-growing juniper for a long-lasting, trouble-free flow of evergreen foliage in the garden all year long. Pair with shrubs in complementary colors, like Bloom ’N Again® Peachy Keen Azalea, Princess Lace® Hydrangea, and Frostberry Delight® Rabbiteye Blueberry. Include a variety of summer-blooming annuals & perennials for additional color in the landscape. The blooms can then be paired with the unique foliage of the distylium to make stunning cut-flower arrangements.
Contemporary, Waterwise
Flower features:    
Produces petite, dark-red flowers that bloom in winter
Foliage type and color:    Broadleaf, Blue
New spring leaves emerge as coppery, bronze-green, then mature to matte, bluish-green foliage.
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Grouping, Foundation, Screen, Hillside
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen
Blue Cascade® Distylium is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 3 to 4 feet tall, 3 to 4 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   5-7 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Waterwise   Semi-Moist   Wet to Dry
Soil Types:   Adaptable to pH   Well-Drained   Adapted to most soil types
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Not usually needed, best left unpruned
USDA Hardiness Zones: 6b to 9b

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