The Distylium family of shrubs are relatively new to the market. They have become go to foundation plantings used to replace several problematic shrubs. When I'm talking to my customers, I tell them Distylium can handle shade, sun, dry, wet, good and bad soil. Blue Cascade is great as a four foot hedge along fences and as foundation plantings in the front of a house. I especially love planting something very red or very yellow in front of these, examples include Candy Corn Spirea or Crimson Fire Loropetalum.
Blue Cascade® Distylium
Distylium 'PIIDIST-II' PP#24,409
The Blue Cascade® Distylium adds beautiful bluish-green leaves to your landscape. For winter seasonal interest, the Blue Cascade® displays small reddish-maroon flowers that last for several weeks. An ideal shrub for foundation planting or hedges. Blue Cascade looks best when reddish or yellowish plants are planted in front of them.