Coppertone™ Distylium

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Distylium sp. hybrid ‘PIIDIST-III’ Coppertone™ PP#25,304
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7a to 9b
Coppertone™ distylium is a midsized, spreading to rounded evergreen with coppery red new foliage that matures to blue-green. This adaptable plant grows in full sun or part-shade and tolerates drought, heat, and wet soils. It also displays exceptional resistance to disease and insects. Distylium is a good alternative to boxwood, cherry laurel, holly, and juniper in foundation plantings, or anywhere you want low-maintenance evergreen shrubs.
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Woody Ornamentals - Shrubs - Broadleaf - Evergreen
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 3 to 4 feet tall, 4 to 5 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Rounded - Compact - Dense
Features:   Excellent Foliage Color, Sun Loving, Year Round Color and Interest
Heat Tolerant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Heat tolerant
Attracts:   
Garden Ideas:   
Contemporary, Formal
Flower features:    
Produces petite, dark-red flowers that bloom in winter
Foliage type and color:    Broadleaf, Blue
Spring leaves emerge coppery- orange and change to blue-green by summer.
Landscape Uses:    Foundation, Slope, Grouping, Beds
Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting, Specimen
Coppertone™ Distylium is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 3 to 4 feet tall, 4 to 5 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   4-5 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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