Swing Low® Distylium
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Swing Low® Distylium

Swing Low® Distylium

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Distylium, nicknamed “evergreen witch hazel”, is native to China and Japan. This particularly hardy hybrid proves its worth by maintaining its sprightly composure through the roughest climates and soil conditions featuring dense spreading deep blue-green leaves horizontally arranged on cascading branches. Due to its low growing and spreading habit, Swing Low Distylium creates the perfect low growing foundation plant or hillside groundcover in both sun and shade.

Hardiness Map
Mature Height: 2.5'
Mature Width: 5'
Flower Season: Early Spring
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Hardiness Zone: 7 to 9
This plant is suitable for the low temperates below:
Temp (F)
Temp (C)
0 to 10
-17.8 to -12.2
10 to 20
-12.2 to -6.7
20 to 30
-6.7 to -1.1

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.