Attractive, soft, blue-green fine-textured foliage with a compact, rounded habit makes Jewel Box a great alternative to Boxwood or Holly. Use in mass plantings, borders or hedges.
Jewel Box Distylium Care
Hardy in USDA Zones 7-9
Water regularly until well-established, traditionally around 3 months. Afterward, supplemental watering may be required a couple of times a week. During the second growing season, watering your Jewel Box Distylium once a week during dry weather should be sufficient.
Well-draining soil is essential as Distylium can be prone to root rot in poorly-draining soil.
Fertilize the Jewel Box Distylium in spring with a slow-release fertilizer to ensure it stays happy and healthy throughout the year.
Spacing Your Jewel Box Distylium
For a seamless planting, plant your Jewel Box Distylium 2-3 feet apart. Otherwise, space them 4-5+ feet apart to leave space between shrubs.