Distylium - Vintage Jade / Size 1
Vintage Jade Distylium Hybrid

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*Availability Status : Currently sold out - Estimated avail mid spring 2017
*Average Plant Shipping Size : 7" - 10" tall

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price : $7.95

Product Code: DISJAD1

Distylium Hybrid - (D. myricoides x D. racemosum ) - Plant Patent #23128

Overall Description

Distylium is a member of the witch hazel family, and are virtually unknown here in North America.......at least in the landscape trade. There are now a handful of Distylium hybrids that are being produced within the U.S. that are beginning to make their way into landscapes across the country. They are an outstanding alternative to commonly used species such as cherry laurels, junipers, hollies, Indian hawthorn, and even boxwood.

The Vintage Jade hybrid is extremely hardy - pest & disease resistant, drought tolerant, wet soil tolerant, and thrive in full sun to partial shade. Foliage is evergreen, and has a beautiful dark green coloration year round, with just a slight bluish cast. Very small reddish maroon flowers appear in late winter, which also gives this plant some nice seasonal interest too. Is the lowest growing of all the Distylium hybrids, and makes a wonderful, thick, yet graceful looking hedge or groundcover planting.

The Vintage Jade variety of Distylium hybrid was first developed by Plant Introductions, Inc, and put into trial plantings back in 2005 - and over the past several seasons have been subjected to some of the highest temperatures on record for their planting zones, extreme drought, and some were even purposefully planted in very wet, moist soils. In all cases, the shrub has thrived and adapted itself while maintaining beautiful appearance with good growth hardiness.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 2 - 2 1/2ft

--Mature Width : 5 - 6 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 10" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
6b - 9

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference :
Average to slightly acidic - well drained.......but will tolerate & adapt to most soil types.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Evergreen broadleaf - nice elongated evergreen foliage is beautiful dark green year round - slight bluish tone in optimal conditions. Develops a mounding, spreading arched branching habit.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Small reddish / maroon flowers begin to appear in late winter, lasting for several weeks.

--Diseases / Insects :
None to mention.

--Recommended Spacing :
Approx 2 1/2 - 3 ft apart recommended for most typical hedge / groundcover plantings

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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