Emerald Heights® Distylium

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Distylium sp. hybrid ‘PIIDIST-I’ Emerald Heights® PP#24,410
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7a to 9b
Emerald Heights®, the perfect plant to use in any size garden or landscape, offers dark green, glossy foliage that is attractive year-round. Maroon-red flowers add winter interest from late January through March. It grows well in full sun to part-shade making it an ideal replacement for the typical hollies and laurels of today’s landscapes.
Georgia Gold Medal Winner, 2016
This easy to grow, sun-loving evergreen adds interest to the garden all year long. It’s a low maintenance, perfect choice for mass plantings in the landscape. The dark, lustrous foliage is a excellent accent in cut-flower arrangements.
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Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 5 to 6 feet tall, 5 to 6 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Rounded - Spreading - 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:   
Emerald Heights® Distylium makes a good foundation plant near a wall without low windows, where an evergreen shrub with a moderate growth rate of several inches per year would be a welcome sight against a bare wall. Emerald Heights® Distylium will eventually grow to a lustrous, green shrub of 6’ by 6’ and makes a good choice for screen along a property line. Include a variety of summer-blooming annuals and perennials for additional color in the landscape. Consider planting summer blooming shrubs such as paniculata hydrangeas. The blooms can then be paired with the unique foliage of the distylium to make stunning cut-flower arrangements.
Asian-Zen, Waterwise
Flower features:    
Produces petite, dark-red flowers that bloom in winter
Foliage type and color:    Broadleaf, Green
Glossy light green foliage matures to dark green, sun-loving evergreen
Landscape Uses:    Barrier, Grouping, Foundation, Screen, Hillside
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen
Emerald Heights® Distylium is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 5 to 6 feet tall, 5 to 6 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   4-8 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: 7a to 9b

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