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Emerald Heights®

Evergreen Distylium

Dark green, glossy foliage stays attractive all year round

The perfect plant to use in any size garden or landscape, Emerald Heights® offers dark green, glossy foliage that is attractive year round. Maroon-red flowers add winter interest in late January through March. It grows well in full sun to partial shade making it an ideal replacement for the typical hollies & laurels of today's landscapes.

 

Distylium 'PIIDIST-I' PP#24,410

Emerald Heights® Evergreen Distylium

Dark green, glossy foliage that is attractive year round

Grows well in full sun to partial shade

An ideal replacement for the typical hollies & laurels of today's landscapes

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Emerald Heights®

Plant Profile

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

Features & Uses

Features:

  • Evergreen with dark green, glossy foliage
  • Great replacement for hollies & laurels
  • Reddish-maroon flowers add winter interest
  • Easy to grow and sun loving
  • Heat & drought tolerant
     

Uses:

  • Border
  • Mass Planting
  • Screen
  • Specimen
  • Container

Emerald Heights®

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 easy to grow and sun loving evergreen adds interest to the garden all year long. With its low maintenance, it is the perfect choice for mass plantings in the landscape. The dark, lustrous foliage is a perfect accent in cut flower arrangements.

Emerald Heights®

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:

 

Pair with beautiful paniculata hydrangeas 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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