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Distylium

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
dis-STY-lee-um
Description

Distylum is an evergreen shrub in the witch hazel family native to Asia.  They are compact and very insect and disease resistant as well as tolerant of drought and heat.  Some cultivars grow well in wet soils.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Cinnamon Girl'
  • 'Coppertone'
  • 'Linebacker'
  • 'Vintage Jade'
    Smallest variety
'Cinnamon Girl', 'Coppertone', 'Linebacker', 'Vintage Jade'
Tags:
#evergreen#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#disease resistant#insect pest tolerant#evergreen shrub#compact habit
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Cinnamon Girl'
  • 'Coppertone'
  • 'Linebacker'
  • 'Vintage Jade'
    Smallest variety
'Cinnamon Girl', 'Coppertone', 'Linebacker', 'Vintage Jade'
Tags:
#evergreen#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#disease resistant#insect pest tolerant#evergreen shrub#compact habit
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Distylium
    Family:
    Hamamelidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Drought
    Heat
    Insect Pests