A Cure for the ‘Common Old’ Tired of the same old, same old in your garden? Ready for something new? Ever heard of Distylium? You’re not alone if you haven’t. Distylium is a member of the witch hazel family, but they have been virtually unknown here in America. They are native to China but are beginning to make their way into landscapes across the country. This is a good thing. These are such versatile and graceful plants, you won’t want your garden to be without one! Distylium ‘Vintage Jade’ is a nifty alternative to common (dare we say ‘overused’?) species like Cherry Laurels, junipers, hollies, Indian Hawthorn and even boxwood. This shrub is shockingly hardy – it is pest and disease resistant, drought tolerant, thrives in full to partial sun, in wet soil or dry.Distylium ‘Vintage Jade’ is evergreen, with a beautiful dark blue-green color year round. In the winter small maroon-colored flowers bloom on the arching stems, bringing winter color when not much else is blooming. It is low growing, reaching only 2 feet high or so, but it spreads a good 5 feet. The ‘Vintage Jade’ Distylium stays in neat, graceful mounds adding a touch of ‘formal wildness’ to your hedges. Catch the wave before the rest of the country does! This is bound to be a favorite plant of landscapers and home gardeners soon. Don’t wait and order yours now before we sell out of our limited supply.* First Editions® Plants * Evergreen foliage and maroon winter flowers * Graceful mounding shape * Super hardy and super easy.
A Brand New Alternative to your Evergreen ShrubsAre you tired of the traditional foundation plantings that are the staples of neighborhoods all across America? Boxwood, cherry laurel, holly and juniper are all wonderful plants and they definitely have their charms, but is it time for something different? Cue the newest star on the market – Distylium ‘Coppertone’.Coppertone is a mid-sized rounded, spreading evergreen with eye-catching coppery-red new leaves that mature to a soft blue-green. The effect is almost like a watercolor painting. No matter what their color, flowers practically pop in front of a hedge of ‘Coppertone’. Coppertone is one of those lovely shrubs that stands out when you want it to, and blends in when it must.Being a member of the American native witch-hazel family, this wonderful shrub also produces petite red flowers that cover the branches in the winter. It decorates itself for the holidays! You will be completely charmed by the little fuzzy flowers.Coppertone grows best in full sun to moderate shade with well-drained soil, but it won’t mind drought, heat and even wet soil. Insects and diseases aren’t a problem, either.This is a remarkably easy plant to grow anywhere you want a low-maintenance evergreen shrub. Replace your aging foundation plants with a new landscape of ‘Coppertone’. Plant some down your driveway or along your side yard to breathe new life into your home. Order yours today!* First Editions® Plants* Great new evergreen* Colorful foliage and winter flowers* Super easy care.