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Blue Cascade®

Evergreen Distylium

Matte blue-green foliage with a cascading, layered habit

An exciting new evergreen featuring matte blue-green foliage with a cascading, layered habit. Its reddish-maroon flowers in late January through March add interest during the winter months. With its heat and drought tolerance, it is the perfect plant to use as a specimen or grouping in any size garden.

 

Distylium 'PIIDIST-II' PP#24,409

Blue Cascade® Distylium

Matte blue-green foliage with a cascading, layered habit

Great replacement for hollies & laurels

Reddish-maroon flowers in late January through March add interest during the winter months

The perfect plant to use as a specimen or grouping in any size garden

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Blue Cascade®

Plant Profile

Plant Type
Evergreen
Light
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Average Height
3-4’
Average Width
3-4’
Average Spacing
3'
Hardiness Zones
Zone 6B-9 (-5°F to 30°F) (-17°C to -1°C)
Soil Moisture
Well-drained, semi-moist
Blue Cascade®

Features & Uses

Features:

  • Reddish-maroon flowers add winter interest
  • Great replacement for hollies & laurels
  • Easy to grow and sun loving evergreen
  • Matte, bluish-green foliage
  • Heat & drought tolerant


Uses:

  • Border
  • Mass Planting
  • Container
  • Specimen
Blue Cascade®

General Maintenance

Pruning:

  • Prune to maintain size and shape
     

Fertilizing:

  • Apply general purpose fertilizer in the spring when new growth appears. Check with your preferred garden center for your specific area.
     

Tips:

  • This beautiful evergreen can be added to perennial borders to create winter interest all year long. The unique foliage is a wonderful accent in cut flower arrangements.
Blue Cascade®

Companion Plants

There are several plants that would make great companions in the garden or landscape.
The key to companion planting is selecting plants with similar cultural requirements. Below are a few suggestions:

 

Razzle Dazzle® crapemyrtles and summer-blooming annuals & perennials.

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Providing a broad range of sizes, forms and textures, evergreens create a perfect framework to unify the garden throughout the seasons. 

 

Shown: Blue Cascade®

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Combine annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs or trees with a variety of evergreens to create a colorful backyard haven. Year round foliage adds color during dull winter months.

 

Shown: Chaparral Cypress

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Planting Guide

  • Dig a planting hole twice as large as the root ball
  • Remove plant from container and place in planting hole
  • Level top of root ball with the ground
  • Backfill
  • Water
  • Mulch
  • Keep moist until established

 

Shown: Hot Head®

Care & Planting

Care & Planting

Pruning

With good natural forms, pruning is not typically required. To develop or maintain a desired shape or size, however, it is best to prune in the fall for desired shape.

 

Shown: Paul's Gold Cypress

  • In the Garden

    In the Garden

    With its evergreen foliage, distylium creates a flow of green in the garden all year long. Include a variety of summer-blooming annuals & 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.

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