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Image used with permission from Bailey Nurseries

Image used with permission from Bailey Nurseries


Distylium x 'PIIDIST-IV' PP25984 Plant propagation prohibited

LINEBACKER™ DISTYLIUM

Buy Linebacker™ Distylium online. This upright, rounded evergreen takes on the shape of a white oak whiskey barrel in youth and matures into an excellent screening and hedge plant. Reddish new growth matures to a lustrous dark green. A member of the witch hazel family, petite red flowers appear in the winter. This adaptable plant grows in full sun or part shade, tolerates drought, heat and wet soil. It also displays exceptional resistance to disease and insects.
  • New Item

Height:

8-10 Feet

Spread:

6-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

7-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Brown
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Brand*
  • First Editions
Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Burgundy/Crimson/Maroon
  • Green
  • Purple/Brilliant Purple
  • Copper/Bronze
  • Red/Brilliant Red
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Burgundy/Crimson
  • Copper/Bronze
  • Red
  • Green
  • Purple
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
  • Red
  • Copper/Bronze
  • Purple
  • Burgundy/Crimson
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Dark Green
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Evergreen
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Birds
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Adapts Well to Wet Areas
  • Moist
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Year-Round
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Understory Planting
  • Mass Planting
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Sound Barrier
  • Rock Gardens
  • Border Plant
  • Under Power Lines
  • Privacy/Hedge/Living Fence
  • Accent Plant
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Distylium is very easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

Distylium is a good alternative for boxwood, cherry laurel, holly and juniper in foundation plantings or anywhere you want low maintenance evergreen shrubs.