Category: Shrub - Evergreen
Zones: 7 to 9
Size: To 7' tall and wide, some report 4' tall
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Blue green foliage, leaves to 3.5" long and 0.75" wide. Flowers are red in clusters along the stems in winter, not individually significant but a good splash of color at that time of year. Horizontally layered, spreading habit, forming a dense mound in full sun, more open in shade.
Native to China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.
Published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 29: 2835 in 1909.
- Distylium Coppertone™
- Distylium x 'PIIDIST-I' (Emerald Heights®)
- Distylium x 'PIIDIST-II' (Blue Cascade®)
- Distylium racemosum Siebold & Zucc.
- Distylium Spring Frost™
- Distylium 'Vintage Jade'
I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Nurseries Caroliniana in August 2009 and planted it in the front garden. It bloomed in winter 2009 and has grown steadily. In October 2011 I moved it to the back by the pool fence.